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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Will Clinton Follow the Money on Foreign Policy?

Will Clinton Follow the Money on Foreign Policy?

by Eli Clifton
With a combined $10 million in contributions, billionaire Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl Saban are emerging as the biggest donors to the super PAC Priorities USA Action, which supports Hillary Clinton. For her part, Clinton has done much to assure Saban, who described himself in a 2010 New Yorker interview as a “one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel,” that she shares his views on Israel.
Last July, Clinton addressed a letter to Saban in which she committed to opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction Movement (“BDS”), writing:
I know you agree that we need to make countering BDS a priority. I am seeking your advice on how we can work together—across party lines and with a diverse array of voices—to reverse this trend with information and advocacy, and fight back against further attempts to isolate and delegitimize Israel.
If Clinton has an open-door policy with her eight-figure super PAC donor, as the letter suggested, then it’s worth exploring some of the other policy advocacy that Saban helps support.

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