Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (AP/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally accepted her nomination for president by the Democratic Party on Thursday evening in a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where she briefly touched upon the topic of Israel.

“It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for President of the United States,” Clinton said, becoming the first women to ever be nominated by a major political party.

“When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit,” she said.

While Clinton’s speech was mainly focused on domestic policy and attacking her Republican opponent, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, Clinton did touch on a few foreign policy items, including the Iran nuclear deal and Israel.

“You want a leader who understands we are stronger when we work with our allies around the world and care for our veterans here at home,” Clinton said. “I’m proud that we put a lid on Iran’s nuclear program without firing a single shot,” she added. “Now we have to enforce it, and keep supporting Israel’s security.”

Clinton also spent time reassuring Americans that she would be the right leader to guide America through an uncertain world that has been stung by a number of terror attacks from groups like the Islamic State.

“America’s strength doesn’t come from lashing out,” Clinton said. “Strength relies on smarts, judgment, cool resolve, and the precise and strategic application of power. That’s the kind of Commander-in-Chief I pledge to be.”


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