Former United States president Bill Clinton came under fire from Russian-born Israeli politicians on Wednesday, a day after he told the media that the Russian immigrant population in Israel is an obstacle to peace with Palestinians.
Foreign Policy magazine quoted Clinton as saying that Russian immigrants are the Israelis least interested in a peace deal with Palestinians. “They’ve just got there, it’s their country, they’ve made a commitment to the future there,” Clinton said. “They can’t imagine any historical or other claims that would justify dividing it.”
I’m sad that Clinton doesn’t understand and simplifies the mentality of Russian olim,who actually live in Israel during periods of war and high stress instead of getting off to Global Climate Summits and whatever other bullshit he has going on now that he’s out of office, much of which is succinctly summed up in a talkback (I can’t believe I’m quoting an Israeli newspaper talkback):
The Israelis of Russian origin will never forget the “martyrdom” performed at the Dolfinarium discotheque. From that very moment, when several dozens of innocent teenagers perished and got maimed just for the reason of deciding to go out and dance, you could be assured that true nature of “Palestinians” had been learnt and necessary conclusions for the future made.
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