Bill Clinton's Criticism of PM Netanyahu Does Not Reflect U.S. Views-State Dept.


The comment are those of a 'private citizen' the State Dept. says. As of right now, the only one reporting this story is the JPost who quotes a US embassy spokesperson

Jerusalem Post
US State Department says former president Clinton's comments blaming Netanyahu for impasse in peace process [are] those of "private citizen."

The US State Department under Hillary Clinton is not endorsing the sharp criticism of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu voiced last week by her husband, former US president Bill Clinton.

“President Clinton is a private citizen, his comments reflect his private views,” a US embassy spokesperson said Monday
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The former president, who had a testy relationship with Netanyahu when he was president and Netanyahu was prime minister in the late 1990s, blamed Netanyahu for the impasse in the diplomatic process during a discussion last week with bloggers.

His comments came even as the Obama administration’s public tone toward Israel changed dramatically last week, with US President Barack Obama’s sympathetic and empathic address at the UN.

According to Josh Rogin’s blog on the Foreign Policy website last week, Clinton attributed the lack of a comprehensive peace agreement today to the Netanyahu administration’s refusal to accept the Camp David deal that he brokered in 2000, and the influx of Russian-speaking immigrants who he called “territorialists