Conservative pro-Israel group to advertise against Hillary Clinton during ABC interview

The Emergency Committee for Israel, a conservative pro-Israel group, will run a TV ad critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton during a Monday prime time special about her on ABC, a day ahead of the release of Clinton's new book.

The ad, which the group's executive director, Noah Pollak, described as being backed by a "modest" five-figure buy, hits the former secretary of state for not criticizing successor John Kerry's comments suggesting Israel could become an "apartheid state" in the absence of peace deal with Palestinians. Kerry later backed off his remarks.

The narrator of the ad says: "When John Kerry slandered Israel, Democrats spoke out. So why not Hillary Clinton?"

The ad will air in New York and Washington on a very limited basis later in the week, Pollak said. Clinton's book "Hard Choices" is set for release on Tuesday. Her interview with ABC News's Diane Sawyer will air Monday evening.

A Clinton spokesman did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment on the ad.

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Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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