U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed her alarm last week over the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement, and said countering it was a priority that stretches 'across party lines,' vowing to always 'stand up for Israel' if she becomes president. In a July 2 letter sent to Israeli-American businessman Haim Saban – a major donor and fundraiser for Clinton – she stressed the need to counter the BDS campaign 'with information and advocacy' and to 'fight back against further attempts to delegitimize Israel.' In the letter, Clinton asked Saban for his advice 'on how leaders and communities across America can work together to counter BDS.'
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.