Leaked email: Clinton adviser railed against ‘depressing’ Israel and its government’s ‘wingnuts’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2016

An adviser to Hillary Clinton aired her frustration with the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by referring to the leaders of the Jewish state as “ruthless wingnuts,” recently released emails by WikiLeaks show.

Neera Tanden, who is also president of the Center for American Progress, wrote to Clinton confidant and current presidential campaign chair John Podesta that “Israel is depressing. It’s a good lesson that the wingnuts are just ruthless in every country.”

Neera Tanden
Neera Tanden

“Bad,” replies Podesta.

The Center for American Progress (CAP) received its starter financing from George Soros. The Simon Wiesenthal Center has classified CAP as anti-Semitic.

“In lead up to the last election Politico published a piece about how CAP lead by the above two Clinton advisers was fighting to change the Democratic Party to the anti-Israel party,” Jeff Dunetz wrote on The Lid blog for The Jewish Press on Oct. 30.

“Stories by CAP bloggers had appeared in the vehemently anti-Israel fringe publication The Electronic Intifada. CAP bloggers have also accused American Jews of a dual loyalty, calling them “Israel-Firsters” The Simon Wiesenthal Center called CAP anti-Semitic.”

Dunetz continued: “Unfortunately, it’s becoming increasingly difficult in this country to take a position sympathetic to the Jewish state and in favor of the continuation of America’s historic strong alliance with Israel without being called ‘an Israel Firster’ and charged with ‘dual loyalties.’ ”

Tanden is also the co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s transition team and would help form the government if Clinton were to win the White House.

“That should scare you about a Hillary foreign policy even more,” Dunetz wrote.