Former President (and potential First Dude) Bill Clinton was caught on tape this Sunday in Iowa agreeing with disparaging comments about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The C-SPAN cameras were all over the Tom Harkin Steak Fry as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made what many believe to be her first unofficial/official campaign appearance for the 2016 presidential campaign.
"If we don’t force him to have peace, we won’t have peace … Netanyahu is not the guy," an unidentified voice is heard talking to the former President, according to the The New York Post.
"I agree with that," Bill is heard saying in response.
He continued by bragging about getting former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barack to give Arafat almost everything he wanted, including Jerusalem.
Pro-Palestinian Activist: “If we don’t force him to have peace, we won’t have peace.”
Clinton: First of all, I agree with that. But in 2000, Ehud Barak, I got him to agree to something I’m not sure I would have gotten Rabin to agree to, and Rabin was murdered for giving land to the Palestinians.
Activist: I agree. But Netanyahu is not the guy.
Clinton: (after pausing to absorb the remark) I agree with that, but they [the Palestinians] would have gotten 96% of the West Bank, land swaps in Gaza, appropriate water rights and East Jerusalem, something that hasn’t even been discussed since I left office. And by the way, don’t forget, both Arafat and Abbas later said they would take it “we changed our minds, we’ll take it now” but by then the Israeli government wouldn’t give it to them.
Of course, the question that needs to be asked of Mrs. Clinton is whether she agrees or disagrees with her outspoken husband.
Jeff Dunetz contributed to this report.