According to this report, Jewish leaders (which seems to mean mainly Mort Zuckerman) are upset with Hillary Clinton for demanding that Israel speed up the flow of aid to Gaza. Do I have to point out that this doesn't make her George Galloway? I understand Israel's hesitations here -- it has a kidnapped soldier, Gilad Shalit, in Gaza -- but a comprehensive easing of tensions might make Shalit's release more, and not less, likely. (This doesn't mean anything more than technical negotiations with Hamas, by the way). And I have not a single doubt that Hillary Clinton is working assiduously to free Shalit, and working assiduously to marginalize Hamas in other ways, in order to buttress the moderate government of Abu Mazen and Salam Fayyad on the West Bank.
So, chill until further notice, please.
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