Clinton to Attack Trump on Neutrality Over Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is planning to take some veiled shots at Republican front-runner Donald Trump during an address to a pro-Israel advocacy organization.
Clinton will tell attendees of the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference Monday that the U.S. must never be “neutral” about defending Israel. She will also stress that the relationship with Israel is not “negotiable,” her campaign said, previewing her remarks.
In February, Trump said he’d be “sort of a neutral guy” on Israel, sparking criticism from Republican allies of the Jewish state. While the U.S. is officially neutral in the Middle East conflict, his statement sparked a marked rhetorical departure for typically-strongly pro-Israel U.S. presidential candidates.
Clinton will also say the next president must be a “steady hand, not unpredictable” when dealing with allies like Israel.
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