Last week Hillary Clinton wrote a long letter against BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions aimed at Israel) addressed, “Dear Haim,” which was then publicized by her dear friend Haim Saban, one of the biggest donors on the Democratic side.
Saban released Clinton’s letter to the press through the PR firm Puder.
Well, Puder serves a number of businesses that work in the illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem:
–This wine company sells wines from occupied Palestinian territories, which it describes as part of Israel.
–The Schusterman foundation supports Israeli colonization of the territories.
“Rabbi Nathaniel Elyashiv of Eli spoke about the Israeli settlement movement in Judea and Samaria and its importance to the Israeli story.”
–The United Israel Appeal also seeks to remove the distinction between Israel and the occupied territories: “This project, to which the Prime Minister of Israel attributes great importance, is designed to raise awareness of the deep historical and cultural connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.”
–Nefesh b’Nefesh pushes foreign Jews to move to Israel, and includes the settlements in its destinations.
Shouldn’t Hillary Clinton be dissociating herself from Saban, because of these connections? Or shouldn’t she repudiate them?
And: Is anyone in the mainstream press even asking these questions? Of course not.