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Meet Robert Shillman, the Tech Mogul Who Funds Pamela Geller’s Anti-Islam Push

In 2002, Shillman pulled funding from WBUR, an NPR station in Boston, for what he perceived as anti-Israel sentiment…… His Shillman Foundation has funded a number of conservative and pro-Israeli groups, including the Zionist Organization of America… The Forward/Reuters, May 9, 2015 – By Tim McLaughlin and Mark Hosenball Robert Shillman heads a publicly traded […]

A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm

…Israel can shape its strategic environment by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right… The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies – Jerusalem, Washington – 12/7/2009 Following is a report prepared by […]

JTA Report on Republican presidential candidates’ donors & views on Israel, Iran

JTA looks at where the top Republican presidential hopefuls stand on Israel, Iran and immigration, and at the Jewish benefactors who could shape their campaigns. JTA – Election Day is 19 months away, but the campaign already has begun. Aside from Democrat Hillary Clinton, three Republican candidates with reasonable chances at the nomination have declared and […]

Divided no longer, Hollywood poised to put big money behind Hillary Clinton

“…. Hollywood is considered one of the most important sources of money for Democratic presidential candidates ….. united by a sense of common purpose ….. Clinton’s strong record of support for Israel — a topic of great concern to Tinseltown players such as Saban — should help the former secretary of state…” Richard Verrier and Daniel […]

$286 million more for Israel? House of Reps bill

JTA – Bipartisan legislation to continue funding for the joint U.S.-Israel air defense system known as David’s Sling was introduced in the House of Representatives. [H.R. 1915] The bill introduced Tuesday by Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., would authorize $286 million for procurement, research and development for the midrange missile defense system, […]

Norman Braman, the Money Man Behind Marco Rubio’s Campaign

…a band of billionaires can single-handedly bankroll the politician of their choice… Israel is a prime motivator in Braman’s donations Reuters, Forward – Jewish Ex-Owner of Philadelphia Eagles Bankrolls GOP Wannabe Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn’t need to worry about money. [The […]

How Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor was concealed from the U.S. – Ha’aretz

New Documents on how Israel hid its nuclear weapons program from the U.S. Amir Oren, Ha’aretz – One of the most fascinating historical turning points in the saga of nuclear development in the Middle East links Israel to Iran: the current prospect of the Iranians purchasing Russian S-300 ground-to-air missiles to protect their nuclear facilities […]

Israel to push Congress to pass bill to hamper Iran deal

“Israel will try to persuade congressmen and senators to introduce a clause stipulating that the deal with Iran should be seen as an international treaty requiring Senate ratification and not an agreement.” Ha’aretz, Barak Ravid – Israel will adopt two lines of attack as it tries to thwart – or at least modify – the […]

After Bibi Speech, Jewish Groups Seek Unity for Push on Iran

The day of the speech, Capitol Hill was all but taken over by pro-Israel activists. Members of Netanyahu’s delegation mixed with Jewish leaders and with donors to pro-Israel groups who were invited to hear his talk as honored guests. Busloads of American Israel Public Affairs Committee members, fresh off their annual policy conference, also spilled […]

Israel’s Secret Funding of Settlements: WZO Division Was Key Player in West Bank Expansion

Forward, Nathan Guttman: It’s an unwritten arrangement Diaspora Jewish leaders and Israel have kept for decades — though few Jews know about it: The government of Israel uses one of world Jewry’s main Zionist funding instruments to hide money that it channels secretly to exclusively Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. The funding body […]

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