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Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:25 PM

Netanyahu and Romney share ideology and donors

Source: Haaretz

Though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly denies having any preference as to who wins the upcoming U.S. presidential election, it's clear he is rooting for Republican Mitt Romney. The two see eye to eye on the Middle East, and Romney in the White House would make life easier for Netanyahu, assuming he is reelected next year.

But the similarities don't end with ideology: The two also have many donors in common. In fact, a Haaretz investigation found that 19 of Netanyahu's wealthiest American donors, each of whom gave thousands of dollars to his campaign to defeat Moshe Feiglin in January's Likud party leadership primary, have also given to Romney, the Republican Party, and/or other Republican candidates.

Surprisingly, Netanyahu's donor list doesn't include a single Democrat - a fact that indicates just how far removed he is from those American Jews who lean Democratic.

Altogether, Netanyahu received NIS 1,249,022 from 46 people for his primary campaign, an average of NIS 26,574 per person. By law, each donor's name and address must be reported to the state comptroller, and it turns out that 37 of these donors were American.

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Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/u-s-elections-2012/netanyahu-and-romney-share-ideology-and-donors.premium-1.467469

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highplainsdem Sep 2012 OP
patrice Sep 2012 #1
leveymg Sep 2012 #2
highplainsdem Sep 2012 #6
highplainsdem Sep 2012 #7
leveymg Sep 2012 #12
leveymg Sep 2012 #11
TomCADem Sep 2012 #13
Gal Friday Sep 2012 #3
gopiscrap Sep 2012 #4
Gal Friday Sep 2012 #5
Behind the Aegis Sep 2012 #8
SparkyOR Sep 2012 #9
SparkyOR Sep 2012 #10

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:33 PM

1. K&R

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:50 PM

2. Does the article name them? Behind a subscription wall. Anyone?

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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:58 PM

6. Yes, it names some of them. The article wasn't behind a paywall when I first read it. You can

register for free access to ten stories a month.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:30 AM

7. Some of the donors named:

Ronald Plotkin, owner/CEO of Monster Worldwide

Roger Hertog, described as "a prominent American Jewish philanthropist"

Charles Diker, described in the article only as the owner of an investment house. (That would be Diker Management.) But Diker has also donated to Democrats including Kirsten Gillibrand and Tom Udall.

Lee Samson, described in the article as having founded and running a healthcare company. That would be Windsor Healthcare.

Nira Abramowitz, wife of Kenneth Abramowitz (NGN Capital).

The Falic family of Florida (owns Duty Free Americas). Some of the family members have also donated to Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Michael Olshan, identified as the owner of a private investment firm. (That would be O-CAP Management.)

And several others are also identified.

The article also mentions Sheldon Adelson, Netanyahu's best-known American supporter. But Adelson didn't give any money directly to Netanyahu's campaign, though he finances "the pro-Netanyahu daily Israel Hayom," providing indirect support.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 02:43 PM

12. Thnx

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Response to leveymg (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 05:55 PM

13. Sheldon Adelson Is Noted For Funding A Pro-Netanyahu Paper...

...That is distributed for free at a huge loss for the purpose of propping up Netenyahu. Likewise, Adelson is propping up Romney at home. If Romney wins, we should just give Adelson the oath of office for both countries or, at least, appoint him Minister of Joint Defense.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:00 PM

3. Tell Bibi to Fuck Off!

 

Sick and tired of the earth revolving around the moon.

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Response to Gal Friday (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:35 PM

4. welcome to DU!!!!!

btw: I agree!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:53 PM

5. Thank you!

 

I hope Obama resets our messed-up relationship with Israel after he is re-electeed.

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Response to Gal Friday (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:31 AM

8. Clever analogy for a stupid assesment.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:44 AM

9. that's not all they have in common.

Check the wickipedias for Boston Consulting Group, where they both served, although I'm not sure if it was simultaneously. Boston Consulting Group was founded by Bill Bain and others who founded Bain Capital. Others listed on the Boston Consulting Group list include Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE and on Obama's jobs & competitiveness czar. "Since taking over, GE's stock has dropped nearly 60%. General Electric has closed more than 31 plants since 2008 and let go of more than 19,000 employees, but Immelt still took home $15.2 million in 2011." Wickipedia quote). But I'm probably just confusing coincidence for conspiracy

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