Clinton believes that enforcing the Iran nuclear deal makes Israel safer. She also supports a two state solution in Israel.
“Let me just spend a minute speaking about the serious concerns that Israel’s leaders have about this deal. Israel has every reason to be alarmed by a regime that both denies its existence and seeks its destruction. I would not support this agreement for one second if I thought it put Israel in greater danger. I believe in my core that Israel and America must stand side by side and I will always stand by Israel’s right to defend itself as I always have. I believe this deal and a joint strategy for enforcing it makes Israel safer. I say that with humility. I’m not Israeli. I don’t know what it’s like to live under constant threat from your neighbors in a country where the margin for error is so thin. I know that my saying this deal makes you safer won’t alleviate the very real fears of the Israeli people. But I have stood for Israeli security for a very long time. It was one of my bedrock principals as Secretary of State. It’s why I supported stronger defense systems like the Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system which proved so effective in protecting Israeli lives during the conflicts of 2012 and last summer. It’s why I’ve worked closely with Israel to advance the two state vision of a Jewish and democratic Israel with secure and recognized borders. And it’s why I believe we should expedite negotiations of a long term military assistance agreement with Israel.
Let’s not wait until 2017 when the current deal expires. Let’s get it done this year. I would invite the Israeli Prime Minister to the White House during my first month in office to talk about all of these issues and to set us on a course of close frequent consultation right from the start because we both rely on each other for support as partners, allies and friends. This isn’t just about policy for me it is personal. As president I’m committed to shoring up and strengthening the relationship between our countries. We have had honest disagreements about this deal, now is the time to come together. Now is the time to remember what unites us and build upon it. And so I know well that the same forces that threaten Israel threaten the United States. And to the people of Israel let me say you’ll never have to question whether we’re with you. The United States will always be with you.”