A major Israeli-American billionaire donor to the US Democratic Party has tried to obstruct the nomination of a Muslim congressman to become chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), accusing him of “anti-Israel” stance.
Haim Saban, who donated millions of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, has accused Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison from the state of Minnesota of being an “anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual,” local news outlets reported Saturday.
The remarks by the wealthy pro-Israel donor came as Ellison was trying to shore up support in his efforts to become the next DNC chairman.
“If you go back to his positions, his papers, his speeches, the way he has voted, he is clearly an anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual,” Saban claimed on Friday during a forum at the Washington-based think tank, the Brookings Institution, as cited by CNN.
“Words matter and actions matter more. Keith Ellison would be a disaster for…