Clinton speech was scrubbed of any mention of Palestinian rights, emails show

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Clinton speech was scrubbed of Palestinian rights, emails show

Hillary Clinton addresses the Saban Forum at the Brookings Institute, December 6, 2015. (Brookings Flickr) We now know what she decided not to say about Palestinian rights that day.

Hillary Clinton addresses the Saban Forum at the Brookings Institute, December 6, 2015. (Brookings Flickr) We now know what she decided not to say about Palestinian rights that day.

WikiLeaks released a hacked email this week from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in which he urged Clinton’s speechwriters to tone down language that might “evoke how people feel about how Israel is treating the Palestinians,” in a speech she was to deliver at the Saban Forum in Washington last December.

It was unclear what, if any, changes were actually made following his email, and the section in question appears largely unchanged in the remarks delivered at the event hosted by billionaire Haim Saban, who Podesta described in another email as “not [being] with [Clinton] if she wasn’t totally committed to Israeli security.”

But the new email released this week reveals that an…

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