Hillary Clinton is a ferocious critic of Israeli settlements. She took point on the Obama administration's demand for a settlement freeze. She regularly berated Prime Minister Netanyahu on the subject, including an infamous, expletive-laced 45-minute phone call in 2010. She calls settlements "illegitimate" and said, "their continued expansion is corrosive not only to peace efforts and the two-state solution, but to Israel's future itself."
If only settlers had donated to the Clinton Foundation!
Ken Vogel reports today that some of its donors are shocked, shocked to learn that the foundation operates more or less as a slush fund for the Clintons and a lobby for foreign interests. One source of the heartburn is a Clinton Foundation event next week in Marrakesh that:
"is to be funded partly by a donation of more than $1 million from a Moroccan government-owned phosphate company — a donation that has drawn fire from critics who contend that Moroccan phosphate extraction in the adjacent disputed territory of Western Sahara amounts to exploitation."
Ah, the "disputed territory of Western Sahara." It was invaded by Morocco in 1975 and is considered by many to be occupied territory. No member state of the UN recognizes Moroccan sovereignty there. Yet Morocco is mining phosphates in Western Sahara, and not only does Hillary Clinton not complain that Morocco's presence there is "illegitimate" and "corrosive to peace efforts," she in fact praises it.
Last year, announcing the foundation's upcoming conference in Marrakesh, Clinton lauded Morocco's "ongoing efforts to leverage the country’s phosphate resources—an important component of fertilizer—to boost food security."
Hillary condemns Israel's development of the West Bank, but praises Morocco's development of Western Sahara, which she appears to not even view as disputed or occupied territory. Jews are supposed to be smart with money. Perhaps the inhabitants of Judea and Samaria should have just mailed a check.