Democratic Megadonor Haim Saiban Attacks Senators for Urging Humanitarian Aid to Gaza Strip

USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer is quoted in The Intercept’s article on Democratic Party megadonor Haim Saiban privately attacking Democratic senators for urging humanitarian aid to the illegally occupied Gaza Strip.

“As this condescending letter attacking several leading Senate Democrats shows, Saban is, as he once described himself, a ‘one issue guy’ and ‘that issue is Israel,’” said Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights. “The uncouth and belittling language is directed at these 13 Senators for daring to suggest that Palestinians suffering in Gaza deserve humanitarian relief. The tone sounds less like a sincere attempt to convince anyone and more like the bitter ramblings of a political investor who knows the base of the party he has long supported is uninterested in backing Israel’s heinous human rights abuses any more.”