Outside Saban fundraiser, BLM protests for PA

Black Lives Matter reportedly among several groups protesting on behalf of Palestinian rights outside fundraiser for Clinton.

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Black Lives Matter protest with Palestinian flag
Black Lives Matter protest with Palestinian flag
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Black Lives Matter reportedly was among several groups protesting on behalf of Palestinian rights outside a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hosted by the Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl.

Monday's event in Southern California at the Beverly Park home of the entertainment mogul brought in $5 million, the Jewish Insider reported, citing CNN. Some 80 people attended the fundraiser, paying $100,000 per couple, according to Variety.

Saban has been one of Clinton's principal backers for several years. The Sabans have already contributed nearly $10 million to super PACs supporting Clinton’s candidacy, according to the Jewish Insider.

Some 100 pro-Palestinian demonstrators protested outside the fence of Saban's gated community against what they called his opposition to Palestinian human rights, the left-wing activist news website Alternet reported, which noted Black Lives Matter as among the protesting groups. The others included Al-Awda: The Palestinian Right to Return and Friends of Sabeel.

Saban, who lives in the United States and also holds Israeli citizenship, has a net worth of $3.6 billion as of February, according to Forbes.




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