Hillary Clinton's anti-Jewish actions
What can Jews and Israel expect from a Hillary Clinton administration should she become president? Since becoming secretary of state, she has taken a number of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel actions, including the following:
1. Called for Increased Muslim Immigration. Hillary has called for increased immigration of Muslims to the United States. According to polls conducted by the Anti-Defamation League, about 55% of the Muslims in Europe and 75% of the Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa have anti-Jewish attitudes. Anti-Jewish terrorism by Muslim immigrants has been forcing Jews to leave Europe for Israel.
2. Excluded Israel from the Global Counterterrorism Forum. As secretary of state, Hillary organized the Global Counterterrorism Forum, presumably to oppose terrorism around the world, but she excluded Israel from membership. At the kick-off of the forum, she decried various terrorist acts and the groups that committed them. But she did not condemn acts of terrorism against Israel, nor did she condemn Hamas, the chief sponsor of terrorism against Israel.
3. Allied the United States with anti-Jewish Islamists. During her term as secretary of state, Hillary waived congressional restrictions in order to give financial aid to Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt and Hamas-controlled Gaza. She also bypassed the Defense Department in order to give covert military aid to the Islamist rebels in Libya and in Syria. And she also laid the groundwork for the treaty with the virulently anti-Israel government of Iran.
4. Picked Tim Kaine for Vice President. When an Israeli prime minister speaks at the United Nations, Arab countries walk out, not willing even to listen to what he has to say. Similarly, when Israel's prime minister spoke to a joint session of Congress in March 2015, Senator Tim Kaine was one of the eight senators, out of 100, who refused to attend. Sixteen months later, Hillary chose him as her running mate.
5. Takes Money from Arab Governments. Hillary and her husband have personally benefited from payments to them by Arab governments. Their charitable foundation received huge contributions, and they have received direct payments from Arab governments. Her campaign made a decision in April 2015 to accept contributions from registered agents of foreign governments, including those of Arab governments.
In contrast, Republican candidate Donald Trump has called for extreme vetting to keep intolerant Muslims out of the United States. As he made clear in his 2016 speech to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee), he supports Israel and understands that the United Nations is no friend. He supports the Jewish nation, even promising to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Dr. Howard Richman and his father, professor emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh Raymond Richman, are members of a reform Jewish congregation in Pittsburgh.