Clinton aide: Israel is 'depressing'

Newly leaked emails show that one of Hillary Clinton’s aides referred to Israel as "depressing" after Netanyahu won the 2015 elections.

Ben Ariel, Canada,

Netanyahu and Clinton
Netanyahu and Clinton
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New emails revealed by WikiLeaks on Friday show one of Hillary Clinton’s aides referred to Israel as "depressing" a day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu won the elections in 2015.

"Israel is depressing," the aide, Neera Tanden, wrote in an email to Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta dated March 18, 2015.

“It's a good lesson that the wing nuts are just ruthless in every country,” added Tanden.

"Bad," Podesta replied.

The email was sent right after Netanyahu’s Likud won the elections, handing him his fourth term in office.

The emails are the latest in a series of messages sent by and to Podesta and which have been revealed by WikiLeaks in recent weeks.

The message is also not the first one to have dealt with Israel. In one message, sent on December 8, 2015, a close Clinton associate briefed campaign officials and said that Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, told him that surprisingly Netanyahu had better relations with Clinton.

Another email showed that Clinton believes that a peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that is only for show is better than no peace process at all.

Yet another leaked email appeared to suggest that Clinton places high importance on repairing U.S.-Israel tensions in her first month as president and is eager to patch things up with Netanyahu.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)




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