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Hillary Clinton Says ‘America Needs a Strong and Secure Israel’

The Times of Israel reports: DES MOINES, Iowa — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the partnership between the United States and Israel must strengthen amid a surge in global extremist terrorism.

Speaking Monday before a crowd of 150 at the Jewish Federation of Des Moines, Clinton also insisted that amiable relations between the two countries “has to be understood in our national interest.”

“Israel needs a strong America by its side, and America needs a strong and secure Israel by our side — to have an Israel that remains a bastion of stability and a core ally in a region of chaos,” Clinton said.

Clinton’s 18-minute address, her first at a Jewish institution in Iowa, one week before the caucuses here was disrupted by an early coughing fit that left her voice hoarse for the bulk of the speech.

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