Bill, Hillary Clinton: Do not underestimate Netanyahu

"You should never underestimate him. He's highly intelligent," Bill Clinton said.

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April 12, 2019 14:11
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, New York, 2019.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, New York, 2019.. (photo credit: STEPHEN YANG / REUTERS)

 
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Former US president Bill Clinton and his wife, two-time democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, responded to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's win in the Israeli elections while on their speaking tour throughout the US and Canada.

"You should never underestimate him. He's highly intelligent," Bill Clinton said. "When we see Israeli elections, we say, 'How does this shake out for the peace process?' There's lots of minority parties in Israel, and more of them aligned with the settler movement or religious fundamentalism than secularism or wanting peace."

This comes a few weeks after a new batch of classified and sensitive emails from Hillary Clinton's personal email were dug up, some of which discussed establishing a "private, 100% off-the-record" channel with Netanyahu.


Another email, coming from one of her aides, warned Clinton that she was at risk of being "savaged by Jewish organizations, in the Jewish press and among the phalanx of conservative media" due to plots by Netanyahu and "the Jewish leadership."

"There has to be some approach to reconciling the security needs of the Israelis with the need for greater autonomy and governance by the Palestinians," Hillary Clinton said.

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