Bill Clinton: Half a Million from Israel

Update: Statement about honorary non-payment to President Clinton from the organizers of the Life Ball in Vienna added at end of the article.

الغوص في وحل القاعدة خط رجعة بالنسبة للكثيرين في صفوف المعارضة السورية
نصف مليون يتقاضى الرئيس الاميركي الأسبق كلينتون في عيد ميلاد بيرس التسعين

Climton-1_edited-1The former U.S. President Bill Clinton, war criminal and smoker of Monica Lewinsky’s cigars, will receive a half million dollars as “honorary” from the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in order to join their festive evening to mark the 90 birthday of President Shimon Persky, known as Shimon Peres, which will be held on June 17 at Peres Academic Center for “peace” at Rehevot in the central district of israel, about 20 km south of Tel Aviv, and to give 45 minute lecture during festive evening.

According to the hebrew edition of Themarker.com (Haaretz) published today June 2 2013, former U.S. President Bill Clinton will receive half a million dollars to give a 45 minutes lecture at the Peres academy for “peace” in Israel, what has caused much embarrassment to both the president and the JNF, which contributed the half million dollars to fund a lecture by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

The newspaper pointed out that the amount was collected by the World Jewish National Fund from more than 40 countries to finance this festive occasion. The newspaper added that the amount had been agreed in advance with former president Clinton to secure his presence at the festive occasion to take place on June 17, 2013.

Besides American participants who were invited to the academic center, there are many rich israeli guests who were invited in order to raise funds for the center. Each israeli guest to the event must pay NIS 3,000 (about 626 EUR) for the invitation. Last Friday, Yossi Sarid, in the parliament for the leftist Meretz party, revealed to Haaretz “how each invitee has to pay NIS 3,000 to enter the event instead of donating the same amount to fund scholarships for disadvantaged students”. Sarid also described a conversation between him and the chairman of the JNF, a certain Kligman, which showed that Kligman apparently did not know how much money had been spent on the event.

Update: President Clinton attended the Vienna Life Ball this year and apparently also in past years. Because of the issue at hand and because the former president has some renown for asking outrageous speaker fees, I asked the organizers of the Life Ball event if and what they had paid Mr. Clinton for his attendance. I received the following statement from their spokeswoman:

As we are a charity, we do not pay ever since a celebrity to attend Life Ball. We are collaborating with the Clinton Health Access Initative since 2007 in the fight against HIV/AIDS, same as we do with amfAR – The Foundation for AIDS Research (spokesperson this year Fergie), the Elton John AIDS Foundation (spokesperson this year Sir Elton John and David Furnish), UNAIDS (spokesperson this year Aishwarya Rai Bachchan).

So the question remains, if the Life Ball organizers, a private charity which is funded by private donors as well as government subventions, is able to engage the former president at no cost, why is the Peres Academic Center for “Peace”, a private charity which is funded by private donors as well as government subventions, which has far more influential backers than the Life Ball could ever dream of, and which collects money on the back of the Palestinian people purportedly to “make peace”, squandering a half million dollars for a speech of perhaps half an hour by the same former president?

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5 comments to Bill Clinton: Half a Million from Israel

  • sfdh

    “Anti-racists” say there’s a RACE problem. They say it’ll be solved when non-Whites pour into ALL & ONLY White nations and “assimilate” to get a brown mixture.

    They say only White nations have this RACE problem; they say non-White nations are fine.

    If I object to my own genocide these “anti-racists” say I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they’re anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  • Barry

    I know this is reality. I can’t believe how differently I saw the world once long ago. I don’t think its ever been different from today but recently its just over the top. Everyone in power is evil. If they are merely cowed they are evil for not resigning. If silence is consent then most of the planet is responsible. It really is too much for words. God bless you Kawther for your work.

  • scott shepard

    Kawther,

    Remember the trouble Al Gore got in because Saudi Arabia was willing to invest in his little cable news site? In the court of American opinion, it is never safe to conduct a transaction with an Arab (unless he is a Christian) and it is never risky to take cash from Israel.

    What does Bill really believe? As an optimist, I want to think that Clinton has always known that the Israeli occupation of Palestine was criminal and thuggish, and that the treaties and accords turned out to be rubbish, and that they lied, and the Palestinians were cheated. I want to believe that it is only because Hillary might run for president that Bill has to keep his thoughts to himself. And that if and when Hillary for President is no longer on the table, Bill will come forth, like Jimmy Carter did once he no longer had anything to lose, and fess up: It’s the Israelis, not the Palestinians. The Israelis have been the problem all these years, but I was not free to say so.

    I don’t know why it matters to me one way or the other. Except that it always feels good how forceful Jimmy Carter has become on the issue of justice for Palestinians since he has been safely away from the presidency. No, Carter won’t admit that the accord between Egypt and Israel, under his guidance, set bad wheels in motion; but you should read his White House Diaries: even when he was president he knew that the Israeli political machine was bad.

    But the thought of Bill over there on a fancy platform surrounded by … friends, on stolen land, purring like a kitchen, and praising the unpraiseable, as only Bill can, for money, well, it does not get much worse. I guess I like it a little better that they had to pay to get an ex president.

    Keep up the good work, Kawther. God bless you always.

    Scott Shepard

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