WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S.-Israeli relationship needs to return to "constructive footing," according to a prominent Jewish leader who spoke to the ex-secretary of state.
Clinton said the U.S. and Israel need to get back to shared concerns and interests, including a negotiated two-state solution, according to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Clinton spoke Sunday with Malcolm Hoenlein (Hone-line), the group's executive vice chairman. He says in the statement Clinton told him that the U.S. must ensure that Israel "never becomes a partisan issue."
A Clinton spokesman confirmed that the two spoke by phone on Sunday but did not elaborate.
U.S-Israeli relations were strained during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent campaign. The White House has said prospects of negotiating a two-state solution have been weakened.