Haim Saban is the Egyptian born Israeli American media mogul who is a huge supporter of Israel and often stated that he had one issue: Israel and boy did Hilary Clinton deliver. In the 2015 letter recently released online again Clinton went full bore against BDS.
Ali Abunumah of the Electronic Intifada tweeted “Remember when Hillary promised Israeli billionaire Haim Saban that as president she’d work to shut down the BDS movement for Palestinian rights? So much for free speech.”
In the cringee inducing suck up letter Clinton expresses “alarm” about the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement and calls it “a global effort to isolate the State of Israel.”
She claims that “BDS seeks to punish Israel” and dictate terms to Israelis and Palestinians, and that there should be two states (Palestinian and Israeli) but it must happen through direct negotiations, not imposed unilaterally or “from the outside.”
As if israel has been serious about negotiations which have lasted 40 years and now 600,00 Israelis illegally squat on Palestinian land making two states impossible.
Clinton also claims that BDS is not only an attempt to “single out Israel on the world stage” but that it follows previous “attacks” on Israel.
Clinton points her bona fides as an Israel-firster
As Secretary of state, she mentioned she had opposed “dozens of anti-Israel resolutions at the UN, the Human Rights Council, and other organizations,…time after time,I have made it clear that America will always stand up for Israel – and that’s what I’ll always do as President.”
Cue the trumpets! Go girl go!
Ending on a personal note Clinton recalled her first visit to Israel and her emotional attachment to the country: “The Jewish state is a modern day miracle – a vibrant bloom in the middle of the desert. We must nurture and protect it.”
But never nurture international law and Palestinian human rights.
At the bottom she scribbled to her great donor, “Look forward to working with you on this, Hilary/”
Saban in March 2017 received his Hollywood Walk of Fame and there were Bill and Hilary
Congratulations on receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
This well-deserved honor is not only a testament to your decades of groundbreaking contributions in the entertainment industry, but to your enduring generosity and efforts to advance good causes across American and around the world. You have dedicated yourself to giving others the chance to build a life as fascinating and rewarding as your own, and we are profoundly grateful to count you and Cheryl among our closest friends. Thank you for all that you continue to do to make our world a better place.
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