Monday, July 17, 2006

Hillary Supports Israel; Right-Wingers Slam Her Anyway

Thousands attended a rally in New York City on Monday to show support for Israel. Among the speakers was Hillary Clinton:

Speaking at a boisterous rally for Israel near the United Nations headquarters this afternoon, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said she supported taking “whatever steps are necessary” to defend Israel against Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and Syria in the military conflict in the Middle East.

Senator Clinton, addressing a crowd of several thousand people, said the United States must show “solidarity and support” for Israel in the face of the “unwarranted, unprovoked” seizure of three Israeli soldiers by members of Hamas and Hezbollah, which she referred to as among “the new totalitarians of the 21st century.”

“We will stand with Israel because Israel is standing for American values as well as Israeli ones,” said Mrs. Clinton, who was joined by two dozen political and religious leaders on a stage along 42nd Street.

Despite her statements, the right-wing blogger Atlas Shrugs claims that she was booed:

I shut the video off when Hillary took the stage, she was applauded when introduced but I will tell you that when she first began her remarks there were folks in the crowd booing her. It was surprising (in a good way.)

The blogger then posts a picture of Hillary standing with others with the caption 'The contingency of lefties, whackjobs, terror lovers' even though those who were with her also supported Israel's stance.

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