October 16, 2018

Palestinian Ambassador Donated to CA Dem Congressional Candidate

Screenshot from Twitter.

Feda Abdelhady-Nasser, a Palestinian ambassador who works as the Deputy Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, donated $250 to California Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar’s campaign in 2017.

Breitbart first reported on the matter, basing it off what was found on Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) website. The Journal looked at the FEC’s website and found this when looking up Abdelhady-Nasser’s political donations over the past year:

Her Facebook account is also listed as “Feda Abdelhady.”

Abdelhady-Nasser’s past statements include accusing Israel of “ethnically cleansing” Jerusalem and “forcibly oppressing and besieging” the Palestinians. Abdelhady-Nasser also objected to a 2016 United Nations exhibit that called Jerusalem “the spiritual and physical capital of the Jewish capital,” as Abdelhady-Nasser felt it was “misleading and inappropriate.”

Campa-Najjar is challenging Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)’s seat in the 50th congressional district, who has been indicted for stealing campaign money for personal use. Campa-Najjar is of Palestinian descent; his grandfather was one of the Palestinian terrorists who murdered the Israeli athletes in the 1972 Munich massacre. Campa-Najjar has called his grandfather’s actions “horrific.”

“Like many American families, my heritage bears a heartbreaking history,” Campa-Najjar said. “To achieve peace, Palestinians and Israelis will have to make the same personal choice I’ve had to make: leave the dark past behind so that the future shines brighter in the eyes of our children.”

Campa-Najjar has also said that any Israel-Palestinian deal would involve Israel admitting “its wrongdoings as the sovereign state and accept the Palestinian’s rights to self-determination, independence, and equality” while Palestinians “will have to renounce violence and fanaticism, acknowledge their Jewish neighbors and accept new realities.”

Campa-Najjar’s campaign and the Palestinian United Nations Observer Mission have yet to respond to the Journal’s request for comment.