Hillary Clinton says Obama's foreign policy is working

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been at center stage in the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in a desperate attempt to score a foreign policy victory for the Obama administration, all the while burnishing her own credentials. The Jerusalem Post reports that during a Wednesday speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, Mrs. Clinton proclaimed that the Obama approach to foreign policy was beginning to pay off, and that

"Both sides and both leaders recognize that there may not ever be another chance."


"We are advancing America's interests and making progress on some of our most pressing challenges." "Today we can say with confidence that this model of American leadership works, and that it offers our best hope in a dangerous world."

Secretary of State Clinton most have missed the comments made by Palestinian Authority negotiator Nabil Sha'ath earlier in the day. As a member of the diplomatic team involved in the delicate peace talks, Sha'ath said the "Palestinian Authority will never recognize Israel as the Jewish state."

In other related new s a mortar shell which was fired from the Gaza Strip landed near a school in a Sha'ar Hanegev regional council kibbutz. No injuries were reported and classes continued as usual, however the children remained inside the reinforced buildings and were not allowed to play in the school yard.