Hillary Clinton

Bad Joke for Juvenile Justice?

For weeks, Jewish groups worried about a “juvenile justice” bill that many said combined badly needed gun control measures with dangerous provisions on youthful criminals.
If anything, their worries proved understated

06/18/1999
Washington Correspondent

For weeks, Jewish groups worried about a “juvenile justice” bill that many said combined badly needed gun control measures with dangerous provisions on youthful criminals.
If anything, their worries proved understated.
Last week the House nixed gun control, retained the controversial criminal justice provisions — and, for good measure, added three amendments offered by religious right lawmakers that groups such as the Anti-Defamation League say are serious breaches of the church-state wall.

First Lady’s Tricky Trip

Peace process opponents are hoping her upcoming trip to Israel will prove a political and diplomatic minefield for first lady Hillary Clinton, not a boost to her expected 2000 Senate campaign in New York.

06/11/1999
Washington Correspondent

Peace process opponents are hoping her upcoming trip to Israel will prove a political and diplomatic minefield for first lady Hillary Clinton, not a boost to her expected 2000 Senate campaign in New York.
But supporters say Clinton, burned once over her support for Palestinian statehood, is a skilled politician who will tread very lightly during her trip to Israel and Jordan, which begins on June 26.

Linkage Foes Cut Hillary Slack

12/24/1999
Staff Writer
Among the accomplishments Hillary Rodham Clinton can cite in her quest for the Senate is having taken a formerly right-wing view and made it mainstream. Peace process advocates who have lobbied against tying U.S. aid with Palestinian efforts to curtail anti-Israel incitement have been silent since the first lady took that position in a meeting with Orthodox leaders last week.

Hillary Takes A Right Turn

12/17/1999
Staff Writer
Hillary Rodham Clinton, her support slipping in the Jewish community, veered to the right this week, pointedly calling for restrictions on aid to the Palestinian Authority based on compliance with the Oslo Accords' provisions against inciteful rhetoric.

Hillary's Jewish Cabinet

11/26/1999
Staff Writer
Hillary Rodham Clinton's delicate dance with Jewish voters continued this week. The good news for her campaign: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak gave her an enthusiastic thumbs-up, coming just short of endorsing her unannounced Senate candidacy while praising her conduct during a foray into the West Bank that exposed her to Palestinian anti-Israel propaganda.

Hillary Kisses, Now Must Make Up

11/19/1999
Staff Writer
Even as she moves to contain the damage from her conduct during a West Bank visit last week with Yasir Arafat's wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing new charges from her opponent that she has abandoned her declared support for Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. Firing back, Clinton's campaign is accusing Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of "playing politics with the peace process." The controversy suggests that with one year until the two face off in an expected Senate race, both sides already are waging war for undecided Jewish votes seen as crucial to victory.

Hillary Covering All The Bases

11/12/1999
Staff Writer
You can't please all the people all the time, but Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to be trying her best when it comes to her trip to Israel this week. The first lady and near-certain Senate candidate was to visit the Western Wall, as well as the wife of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, following reports that she would steer clear of East Jerusalem and Arafat during her two-day journey. Clinton insisted this week that reports of her itinerary were premature, and no political considerations were involved in the planning.

Organizational Flap Over Hillary

07/30/1999
Staff Writer
The Zionist Organization of America did not orchestrate a campaign against First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, the group insisted this week, prompting a retraction and apology from the Anti-Defamation League. In a statement issued last Friday, the ADL called on the Jewish community to denounce "ZOA's campaign against Hadassah," which on Tuesday bestowed an award on the first lady and likely U.S. Senate candidate at its annual convention. Critics of the award say it amounts to a political endorsement of a candidate they view as pro-Palestinian.

Schumer: Don't Prejudge Hillary

07/23/1999
Staff Writer
Sen. Charles Schumer pleaded with Orthodox leaders here this week not to prejudge Hillary Rodham Clinton's positions on Israel, predicting that "her voting record will be just like mine." Speaking with board members of the Orthodox Union at their Manhattan offices Monday night, the freshman Democrat, who has a strong pro-Israel record, urged the leaders to give the first lady and likely Senate candidate a chance to more fully explain her positions, rather than oppose her because of her statement last year in support of Palestinian statehood.

No Jerusalem Bounce For The First Lady

07/16/1999
Staff Writer
Hillary Rodham Clinton began a series of meetings with Jewish leaders this week amid signs that her recent proclamation that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel has yielded dubious benefits and a new poll that showed her Jewish support plummeting.
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