Hillary Clinton

Clinton condemns Tel Aviv bomb blast as she heads to Cairo for ceasefire talks

By Jennifer Lipman, November 21, 2012

The US Secretary of State has strongly condemned the terrorist bombing of a bus at lunchtime in central Tel Aviv.


Clinton talks Iran and peace during last-ditch Israel trip

By Jennifer Lipman, July 17, 2012

Hillary Clinton has made what is expected to be her last official visit to the Middle East to encourage all parties to return to the peace process.


Clinton warns UNESCO over Palestinian membership

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

The White House has cautioned the UN heritage organisation UNESCO to cease meddling in the Palestinian attempt unilaterally to gain statehood.

The warning came after the cultural agency began considering admitting the Palestinians into its ranks.


Jimmy Carter offers suport for Palestinian UN bid

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2011

Former President Jimmy Carter has given his backing to Palestinian plans unilaterally to declare statehood at the UN later this month.

Mr Carter, who oversaw the Camp David negotiations which secured peace between Israel and Egypt while in office, is well-known as a critic of the Israeli government.


Aged 8, and taking Clinton to court

By Nathan Jeffay, August 11, 2011

An eight-year-old boy is taking on US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the American Supreme Court.

If you ask pint-sized plaintiff Menachem Zivotofsky where he was born, he gives the same answer as most Jewish Jerusalemites: Israel.


Young Jewish passport holder takes on Hillary Clinton

By Jennifer Lipman, August 5, 2011

A nine-year-old American is preparing for a court case against US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Menachem Zivotofsky began legal proceedings after his parents were prevented from registering his birth country as Israel.


US: Palestinian September plans 'not helpful'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 7, 2011

Palestinian plans to bid for statehood at the United Nations in September are a distraction from the goal of peace negotiations, a US State Department official has said.


Hillary Clinton: Gaza flotilla is not necessary or useful

By Jennifer Lipman, June 24, 2011

Hillary Clinton has condemned the pro-Palestinian activists who plan on sailing a flotilla to Gaza as unhelpful and provocative.

The US Secretary of State said the plans, which would see a flotilla departing later this month with the intention of breaching Israel's sea blockade of Gaza, would only serve to increase tensions in the region.


Clinton pledges millions more aid to Palestinians

By Jennifer Lipman, November 10, 2010

Hillary Clinton has announced that the United Sates will give an additional £93 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority.

The US Secretary of State made the announcement during a joint video conference with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

The money is intended to boost the government there and help the Palestinian Authority reduce its budget deficit.

Mrs Clinton said that a peace settlement was still possible, despite a White House condemnation of plans for further construction in east Jerusalem yesterday.


Hillary Clinton: don't defer Middle East decisions

By Jennifer Lipman, October 21, 2010

Hillary Clinton has called for the Palestinians to publicly disavow terrorist organisations Hamas and Hizbollah.

The US Secretary of State told a Palestinian peace group that Israel must take further steps to relax restrictions on the Gaza Strip.

Mrs Clinton also told the audience at the American Task Force on Palestine event that while there is “no magic formula” to solve the Middle East conflict, negotiation remains absolutely necessary.

Direct peace talks resumed in Washington in September after nearly two years.