CNN’s Sarah Elizabeth Cupp, has always worked for the Israeli Hasbara media outlets, but claims to be an “atheist”. During her ‘Crossfire’ show on June 9, 2014, she suggested that former US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, apologize to Israel for calling the West Bank an Israeli occupied territory in her recently published memoir. Cupp called the claim “doozy”.
“I’ve read the chapter in her book on Israel, and let me tell you, there is a doozy in there. Let me just read. She writes of her first visit to Israel, “I got my first glimpse of life under occupation for Palestinians who are denied the dignity and self-determination that Americans take for granted.”
Now, I’m sure I don’t have to remind anyone at this table that Chris Christie had to apologize for using similar language about Palestinian occupation. Is Hillary Clinton going to apologize to Israel for using that same language?,” said Cupp. Watch show clip below.
Interestingly, Hillary Clinton, in the memoir, ‘Hard Choices’, boasted her undivided love for the Zionist entity. She also said that Washington’s pressure on Netanyahu to put freeze on the new illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights, was a mistake.
“I was concerned that we not be seen as pushing a longtime partner out the door, leaving Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the region to an uncertain, dangerous future,” she wrote.
On Friday, Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported that five of Israel’s European allies, Spain, Italy, UK, Germany and France have instructed its citizens not to investment in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights as those are occupied territories under international law.
Last month, she told American Jewish Committee’s global forum in Washington; “It’s my privilege to be a friend of Israel.”
Clinton, the potential 2016 Democratic frontrunner for the presidency, reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to Israel. “America’s commitment to Israel’s security will never waver. That is not a hard choice,” she said with a smile, referencing the title of her new book.
On the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Islamic Republic, she said, the United States needed to be “tough” and refuse any deal that might “endanger” Israel. To the great pleasure of her Israel-First audience, she thundered: “No deal is better than a bad deal.”