Hillary Clinton talks Gaza with Charlie Rose, Jon Stewart

Daniel Treiman

On “Charlie Rose” Thursday, Hillary Rodham Clinton talked a bit about the current Gaza conflict.

Things got more animated earlier in the week when she discussed the same topic with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.” The portion of the interview in which Gaza was broached did not air but was released online. On it, Clinton pins the blame for the conflict on Hamas, and got some push back from Stewart, who has been critical of the Israeli military operation (and been criticized for it).

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As Tablet’s Yair Rosenberg notes, Hillary isn’t the only Clinton slamming Hamas over the current conflict. Her hubby, Bill, told an Indian TV network that Hamas “a strategy designed to force Israel to kill their own civilians so that the rest of the world will condemn them.”

But the former president also had a warning for Israel: “Over the long run it is not good for Israel to keep isolating itself from world opinion because of the absence of a viable peace process.”

He said that he believed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “could and should make a comprehensive peace agreement with the Palestinians.”

Here is the relevant portion of the “Daily Show” interview with the former secretary of state in two videos:

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Daniel Treiman is JTA’s managing editor.