Billionaire’s Plan To Stop Hamas

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( – A recent report noted that real-estate billionaire Barry Sternlicht intends to spend around $50 million on a media campaign that would aim to define Hamas as a terrorist organization. Sternlicht’s campaign was started only a few days after the Oct. 7 surprise attacks launched by Hamas against Israel.

Semafor, an online news site, noted that, according to an email, the billionaire had originally attempted to get $1 million in donations from some of the world’s richest people. He is also looking for a $50 million matching contribution from a large Jewish organization. The campaign would be entirely focused on defining Hamas as a terrorist organization.

In an email, Sternlicht wrote that he had communicated with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav about the campaign and that for the coordination of the campaign, he would also bring on board Endeavour CEO Ari Emmanuel. However, both men had their spokespeople announce that they were no longer involved with the campaign.

In the email, Sternlicht argued that the campaign was attempting to distinguish in the minds of the people between the Palestinian issue and “anti-Semites.” He noted that public opinion on this was going to be altered and that the suffering of Palestinian civilians was going to reduce the empathy that people had for Israel. This is the narrative that he is hoping to “get ahead of.”

He further pointed out that Hamas should not only be described as an enemy of Israel but that it should also be considered an enemy of the United States.

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