How perfect is this story? Palestinian terrorist who went to prison for bombing that killed Israelis is married to woman who is celebrated by Clinton Foundation and its donors.
A Palestinian teacher scheduled to speak at a Clinton Global Initiative dinner on Tuesday is attracting criticism from the Republican Party because the woman’s husband is a Palestinian official who was convicted of participating in a terror attack that killed six Israelis in 1980.
The Republican National Committee said featuring the teacher, Hanan al-Hroub, at the last Clinton Global Initiative event was insensitive particularly as New York law enforcement is investigating a New Jersey man for planting bombs in the region. Ms. al-Hroub’s husband, Omar, served 10 years in an Israeli prison for his role in the bombing.…
Asked to comment, spokesmen for Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation provided a statement from entertainment mogul Haim Saban, a major Clinton Foundation donor.
“Hanan al-Hroub is a beacon of hope in a part of the world that is very dear to me and in desperate need of more hope,” the statement from Mr. Saban said. “I only wish more people honored her and the cause that she embodies.” …
Ms. al-Hroub won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize this year from the Varkey Foundation, which has given the Clinton Foundation between $1 million and $5 million. The Varkey Foundation is the charitable arm of GEMS Education, a global for-profit K-12 education company that has paid Bill Clinton about $6.2 million since 2010 for consulting work, according to the tax returns released by the campaign of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president.
Omar al-Hroub was convicted on charges that he was an accomplice in a deadly bombing attack in Hebron that killed Israelis walking home from Friday night Sabbath prayers. According to an Associated Press account at the time, Omar al-Hroub was a chemist who provided chemicals needed for making the bombs.…
A Clinton Foundation spokesman also noted that the award to Ms. al-Hroub was announced via video by Pope Francis and afterward she was congratulated by Vice President Joe Biden, Prince William and Bill Gates.
The Varkey prize website says that Ms. al-Hroub embraces the slogan “No to Violence” and uses an approach detailed in her book, “We Play and Learn.”
Isn’t that special and beautiful? Gee, I wonder if anyone will ask Hillary Clinton about this decision to invite this woman to speak? Or will they be too busy dissecting Donald Trump’s latest lunch order to find the racism?