Hillary Clinton vows to bring ”peace and stability” to the Middle East
Incoming U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Prime Minister Ehud Olmert by telephone Saturday evening that she will work "to bring peace and stability to the Middle East." According to Haaretz, sources close to Olmert said the two spoke at length and that he was left with the impression that Clinton will be very involved in the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians.
"The prime minister views (Senator) Clinton as a true friend of Israel. She promised that she would continue to act to bring peace and stability to the Middle East," the advisor said in a statement.
Clinton also spoke to Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defense Minister Ehud Barak over the weekend. According to the report, Livni voiced confidence that she and Clinton would cooperate in order to create a better reality for the Middle East and for the world. She told Clinton that her appointment is "a message to the region in general and to Israel in particular. It is possible for us to do good and major things together."