President-elect Donald Trump donated $10,000 to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank in 2003, according to a report in the Washington Post.
Yaakov “Katzele” Katz, founder of the Beit El settlement, reportedly told an Israeli radio station that Trump made the donation at an event in New York honoring David Friedman.
Friedman, an adviser to Trump, is the president of American Friends of Bet El Institutions.
He is also now the president-elect’s choice to serve as the United States ambassador to Israel.
“If I would have known he would be elected president, I would have saved the check,” Katz told the radio station regarding Trump.
Katz is a former member of the Israeli parliament and told the Post the money was used for the settlement’s Jewish learning institutions. Trump has donated money to many yeshivas in Israel and the United States, the paper notes.
The family of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, has also donated money to the settlement.
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SOURCE: The Hill, Mallory Shelbourne