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Bill Clinton visiting Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock in 2010

Unlike Mitt Romney, Bill Clinton actually knows many, many Palestinians – both in the Mideast and in the United States. And unlike Romney, who said that the economic disparities between Palestinians and Israelis are owed to a difference in “culture” (as he pandered to donors on his trip), the former President has frequently offered a very different opinion on this topic. Consider what he said on the subject of Palestinians and progress  during a visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last year:

“Ever since I left office, I have tried to stay in touch with my friends in the Palestinian community and continue to press my friends in Israel on the case for peace. It is a different world than it was 10 years ago when we brought the Palestinians and the Israelis together to strike a peace agreement, but then the [underlying] realities have not changed; political realities have not changed.”

Praising the economic progress achieved by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on the West Bank, Clinton continued:

“It is just an example of what would happen for the Palestinian people if they are given a chance to govern. Palestinians are a hard-working and an incredible community. They have done remarkably well outside their country. I have never met a poor Palestinian in the United States; every Palestinian I know is a college professor or a doctor.”

Sean O'Keefe

Photo Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Almost 500 national security experts — including 22 four-star military officers — slammed Donald Trump in a public letter released Thursday, calling him unfit for his role as commander in chief and endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The letter, simply addressed "To Our Fellow Citizens," is a bipartisan effort signed by prominent Republicans and Democrats alike who say they "fear" for their country under Trump. Signatories include former Navy Secretary and NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, who served in both Bush administrations, and former Defense Secretaries Chuck Hagel, Leon Panetta, and Ash Carter.

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