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  • Hillary disavows movie maker's support.

    I have to wonder---what do they think now---that they did not think on February 11th?

    JTA reports that Clinton has cast beyond the pale a fundraiser who "who financed a film that depicted an American Jew trading in Iraqi body parts." (!??) This actually popped on Page Six about a month ago, but without any reported response from the campaign.

    February 11, 2008 -- SEN. Hillary Clinton has gotten cozy with a Turkish-born businessman whom some have described as anti-Semitic. Clinton's campaign Web site identifies Mehmet Celebi as one of her "HillRaisers" - someone who has raised at least $100,000 for her presidential bid. This despite Celebi's controversial producing credit on "Valley of the Wolves: Iraq" - a 2006 movie that depicted a Jewish doctor removing the vital organs of civilian prisoners to sell to wealthy transplant patients overseas. "In accordance with the old anti-Semitic canard, the movie portrays Jewish-American doctors as forcibly harvesting organs from Muslims to give them to Jews," noted Detroit lawyer and columnist Debbie Schlussel observes on her blog. Clinton spokesman Jay Carson didn't get back to us for comment.

    Clinton campaign drops Celebi

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    Published: 03/07/2008
    The Clinton campaign is no longer taking contributions from a Turkish American who financed a film that depicted an American Jew trading in Iraqi body parts.

    Mehmet Celebi had been listed on the presidential campaign website of U.S. Sen. Hilalry Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as a "Hill-raiser," someone who had raised more than $100,000 for her presidential bid. Celebi had co-produced "Valley of the Wolves: Iraq," a 2006 film based on a popular Turkish TV series about a crack Turkish combat unit.

    The film depicts a Jewish American doctor harvesting organs from prisoners.

    "We were unaware of Mr. Celebi's involvement in this film and we obviously do not agree with it," Ann Lewis, a senior adviser to the campaign said Friday in response to a query from JTA. Lewis, who plays a lead role for the campaign in dealing with the Jewish community, added: "He is no longer raising money for this campaign."

  • #2
    but they didn't give the money back.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BringBackZezel View Post
      but they didn't give the money back.

      Yes it is -

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      • #4
        I think disavow is not as strong as reject.