Clinton Makes Her Power to Persuade Israel a Selling Point

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about relations with Israel and the situation with ISIS at the Willard Hotel, December 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. Clinton addressed guests gathered at the Brookings 2015 Forum. (Photo by )
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The Times of Israel reports: WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton made her ability to talk Israel’s leadership down from military action a centerpiece of her foreign policy credentials.

Clinton, appearing Monday evening at a town hall-style event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, was asked to outline her foreign policy philosophy.

Two of the examples she cited were from her career as secretary of state in President Barack Obama’s first term, and both had to do with talking Israel’s government out of military action opposed by the United States.

The first example had to do with the Iran nuclear deal, which Clinton said she played a central role in shaping by garnering support for sanctions that would isolate Iran and bring it around to rolling back its nuclear program.

Read more at the Times of Israel