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Clinton: Obama will befriend Israel

Hillary Rodham Clinton assured thousands of AIPAC activists that Barack Obama will be “a good friend to Israel.”

Speaking Wednesday before thousands of pro-Israel activists in Washington at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference, the New York senator stressed the need for a Democratic president in the White House.

“I know Senator Obama knows what is at stake here,” Clinton said, adding, “Let me be very clear: I know Senator Obama will be a good friend to Israel.”

Speaking a day after Obama (D-Ill.) appeared to secure the Democratic nomination, Clinton aimed her criticisms at the foreign policy of President Bush, saying it had made Israel less safe.

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