Tidbits of Newly Released Clinton Emails Re: Israel
*Most emails with the subject line “BIBI” in the year 2011 are marked as classified information.
*Martin Indyk wasn’t too convinced that Netanyahu was willing to move forward in helping the U.S. yield Plaestinian pressure to obtain statehood by unilateral action and seeking ways to advance the peace process. “My sense, after being here all of six hours is that Bibi cares only about his domestic politics at this stage,” Indyk wrote in an email dated Jan. 16, 2011.
*In email dated Feb. 14, 2011, Clinton was advised by Sam Berger to veto the Palestinians’ resolution against Israeli settlements, even though by doing so the administration would be viewed as siding with Israel and lose its influence as an honest broker in the Middle East. To abstain would appear that we are changing our position under pressure,” wrote Berger. “Abstention would produce a meltdown in Israel, who would see this, given everything else going on around them, as throwing them off the cliff. This will make it (even) harder for us going forward.”
On Feb 18, the U.S. indeed vetoed the resolution submitted to the UN Security Council, its first such veto.
* In an email sent to Rahm Emanuel on March 22, 2010, Hillary wished Rahm “Mazel Tov” after the House passed the Affordable Care Act, sending it to President Barack Obama to sign into law. In the email, she thanked him for being a son of a bi**ch. The subject line was “BINGO”: “Rahm–What a great achievement for all concerned from the POTUS and your WH team to Pelosi and hers. And, most of all, for the American people. Thx for being such a stubborn SOB. Mazel toy from your AIPAC speaker–H.”
Hillary delivered a speech on that day at AIPAC’s Policy Conference in Washington, DC.