Tags: Haim Saban

Israeli fifth column in Virginia funnels resources to Israel

By Philip Giraldi: The Virginia Israel Advisory Board is little more than a mechanism set up to carry out licensed robbery of Virginia state resources being run by a cabal of local Jewish Americans and Israelis to benefit their co-religionists in Israel. The VIAB is actually part of the Virginia state government. It is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is able to access funds from other government agencies to support Israeli businesses. It is staffed by Israelis and Jewish Americans drawn from what has been described as the ‘Israel advocacy ecosystem.’ Many of the Israeli companies are located on land stolen from Palestinians in the West Bank; they are illegal under international law…

Despite coronavirus-caused cutbacks, Israel expects to get full $3.8 billion

Despite 26 million Americans out of work, and millions more impacted by coronavirus cutbacks, experts expect that Israel will get its full massive aid package. Administration official says Israelis don’t have to worry “even if there is a depression” – and even though the aid is damaging to Americans…

‘My heart comes first’ — Why Nita Lowey chose to chair House committee controlling funds to Israel

Lowey chose to ‘follow her heart’ by heading the state, foreign operations, and related programs subcommittee over a more prestigious subcommittee within the powerful House Appropriations Committee because it dealt with allocating funds for Israel.

Pro-Israel neocons abound in Washington, and they’re calling the shots

Longtime Middle East analyst Jeffrey Blankfort discusses the history of pro-Israel neoconservatives in Washington, and the influence of AIPAC and Sheldon Adelson in Middle East policy – and he’s naming names.

Flashback: Secretive Adelson-Saban Summit Raised Millions to Fight BDS

In 2015, billionaire Sheldon Adelson hosted a summit to battle the nonviolent boycott movement for Palestinian rights (BDS). All participants in the event pledged at least $1 million to cover the costs of “demonizing the demonizers…” Participants, true to the maxim that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, declined to discuss any financial pledges….

Israel would get far more than $38 billion under the new deal

In an unprecedented gift of our executive power to Israel, the House has passed for the very first time a law that forces the American president to give Israel a minimum of $3.8 billion per year. We have, in effect, crippled our ability to promote US interests in the Middle East. The new House version is even more generous to Israel than the Senate bill and the 2016 MOU… it amounts to $7,230 per minute to Israel, or $120 per second…

Los Angeles gala raises $53.8 Million for Israeli soldiers [videos]

Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, a US nonprofit that supports Israeli soldiers, holds fundraisers all over the country. Donations to it are tax-deductible in the U.S, even though it doesn’t support the U.S. or American veterans, many of whom are financially stressed. The recent gala in Los Angeles, studded with business titans and movie stars, raised over $50 million for Israeli troops, despite the IDF’s record of human rights abuses…

Ha’aretz: Adelson-funded Israel lobby group IAC could soon rival AIPAC

Thousands will gather in the U.S. capital this Friday for one of the largest Israel-related events of the year – the annual conference of the Israeli-American Council. Founded 10 years ago, IAC has 15 regional offices across the US, and more than a dozen local partnerships. Billionaire donor Haim Saban used to also be involved…