A Florida attorney Wednesday accused Hillary Clinton of having held anti-Israel policies for years and pushing U.S. President Barack Obama to adopt anti-Israel policies while she was secretary of state.
Aviel Sheyin-Stevens, a patent attorney, wrote a scathing op-ed piece published by right-wing Israeli broadcaster Arutz-Sheva in which he described Clinton as “the architect of the policy of the most anti-Israel president since the birth of Israel in 1948.” He added: “American voters should not let her get away with hiding her true self.”
In fact, the website fivethirtyeight reported last week most GOP-leaning Jewish donors are channeling their contributions away from Donald Trump, opting instead to send their donations to down-ballot Republican candidates. Of the $95 million donated to the presidential campaigns by the Jewish community so far this cycle, 84 percent went to Clinton’s campaign, the website said.
Trump has been accused of retweeting anti-Semitic tweets and his campaign tweeted a picture of Clinton with a six-pointed star on a pile of cash; after criticism that the design played to anti-Semitic stereotypes, the campaign changed the star to a circle.
Both Trump and Clinton met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York. Trump promised to recognize a united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Israeli media reported, something U.S. administrations have resisted. Clinton’s campaign said that during her meeting, she expressed a strong commitment to a secure Israel.
Update: Sept. 29, 11:00 a.m.: This story has been edited to remove material from the original version that did not meet International Business Times standards.