US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton..
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WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged Tuesday that the US
would remain vigilant in the fight against isolating Israel and anti- Semitism,
even as the phenomenon continues to grow.
“President Obama and I are
determined to curb anti-Semitism and to work to prevent the isolation of Israel
internationally,” she declared at a reception held for the Jewish community to
honor Hannah Rosenthal, the US special envoy to monitor and combat
“It requires us to be vigilant and proactive and to always
be addressing the disturbing indications that anti-Semitism is on rise again,”
She highlighted America’s work to battle anti-Semitism in
its human rights report, but said that the effort must be
“We don’t want this to be a special effort, we want it to
be integrated and rooted in everything we do,” she said.
“We are sending
Hannah all over the world,” Clinton said, joking that Rosenthal “is
case everywhere where two or more gather, it seems.”
She also quipped
about the shared role that both women find themselves in as their
prepare for their upcoming weddings.
“This summer we are MOTBs – Mother
of the Brides – together,” Clinton said to laughter. “If you can survive
an MOTB, being the special envoy to monitor and combat anti- Semitism