Much like her husband when he was president, the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton displays increasingly brazen support for openly Anti-Semitic leaders. Here, with both hands, she warmly takes hold of Tymoshenko’s for whom she goes to special lengths to defend in an Op-ed she wrote for the New York Times:
The Obama Administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in particular have come under fire from the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish leadership groups for her support of political parties linked to anti-semitic attacks on Jews, as well as attacks on foreigners in Ukraine.
The Fatherland Party, an extremist political party, won many parliamentary seats for the first time last week, thanks in large part to a pact with Yulia Tymoshenko, the controversial leader of Fatherland. Tymoshenko is pictured above with Secretary Clinton.
Tymoshenko’s opposition Fatherland party ran in alliance with the extremist Svoboda Party, which broke through the 5 percent minimum vote barrier. The combination won dozens of seats with Svoboda receiving around 11 percent of the national vote according to exit polls.
The Svoboda Party has in the past claimed that Ukraine is occupied by “Yids and Russians,” as well as making statements about “kikes.”
Secretary Clinton boosted the group’s clout with an op-ed piece in last week’s New York Times, praising Tymoshenko. Clinton previously authored at letter on behalf of Tymoshenko who is now jailed after being convicted of allegedly signing a sweetheart deal favoring Russia for supplies of Russian natural gas to Ukraine. In the letter, Clinton write that Tymoshenko should be “immediately and unconditionally released, as well as other former members of your government.”
Clinton has not been alone in her support of Tymoshenko. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) has also called for the release of Tymoshenko and urged sanctions agains the Ukranian officials who took part in her conviction. Durbin is considered a moving force behind the promotion of Tymoshenko.
President Barack Obama’s White House has not objected to or criticized Tymoshenko or her party for its anti-semitism.
Abraham Foxman, ADL National Director, stated “We are alarmed that 12% of Ukrainians voted for Svoboda, a radical party well-known for its anti-Semitic rhetoric. Its leader, Oleh Tyahnybok, just yesterday confirmed his long-standing claim that Ukraine is ruled by a “Muscovite-Jewish mafia” and that “Ukraine should finally be given to Ukrainians,” clearly excluding hundreds of thousands of Jewish Ukrainians.”