DNC Video Highlights Clinton’s Israel Record, Role on Iran Deal
On Tuesday, as delegates and party leaders gathered to formally nominate Hillary Clinton for president in Philadelphia, the Democratic National Convention Committee released a five minute video highlighting Clinton’s accomplishment and leadership skills as secretary of state.
The video, titled ’67’ (Clinton served as the 67th secretary of state) – aired on stage during prime time – touts Clinton’s brokering of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, mediating peace talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as well as rallying the world’s major economies to build a crippling sanctions regime that led to Iran coming to the negotiating table and paved the way for the Iran nuclear deal, among others.
“She understands that peace calls for patience,” former Israeli president Shimon Peres is quoted as saying by an on screen script, followed by footage of rockets fired into Israel and Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. “She is very formidable and indefatigable,” the campaign quotes former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren.