There's a lot to that. First, Hillary obviously has a great deal of autonomy as Secretary of State -- in fact, there may have been an understanding to that effect. 'If you come into my big tent, you can do what you want.' Second, Hillary seems to be maneuvering so that she can be the 'friend of Israel' come the presidential elections of 2012/2016 -- depending on how things go with Obama. It's all politics -- and who cares about the most elementary concepts of justice or our complicity in some of the most outrageous atrocities of the past decade?
Hundreds protest by Tel Aviv club where 'rape video' was filmed calling for club's closure (Haaretz)
from the article: America, stop sucking up to Israel