Sen. Hillary Clinton (Dem.N.Y.) voiced support for Israel’s West Bank defense barrier, saying the onus is on the Palestinians to fight terror

debkafile notes: Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, two of the most influential women in American politics, are both in Israel Sunday, Nov. 13, but are not scheduled to meet.
While touring the Jerusalem section of the fence at Gilo, Hillary Clinton said: “This is not against the Palestinian people. This is against terrorists. The Palestinian people have to help prevent terror. They have to change their attitudes about terrorism, starting with the Palestinian Authority and going through Palestinian society.”
Her comments endorsed Israel’s position on the defensive nature of the barrier.
The Clinton s and Rice will attend the state ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin at Mt. Herzl, Jerusalem, Monday, Nov. 14.
Clinton, in Israel for three days with president Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea, also met prime minister Ariel Sharon, foreign minister Silvan Shalom and defense minister Shaul Mofaz. She is not slated to visit the Palestinian areas.
Sunday night the Clintons flew to Jordan to meet and condole with King Abdullah and visit one of the three hotels attacked by al Qaeda. Rice will visit Amman later Monday. Asked whether she plans to run for president in three years, Hillary replied smiling: “I’ve already been in the White House.”

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