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Rule 1: Talk About Anything Political in Hollywood … Except Gaza

“…Cultural affinity and political support for Israel run deep in the entertainment industry, as they have since Israel’s founding in 1948. It’s commonplace for top executives to be on a first-name basis with prominent Israeli politicians and business leaders….” Hollywood Reporter – As casualties mount in Gaza [see here], an uncharacteristic reticence about the conflict has […]

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 […]

Battle of the billionaires: Adelson vs. Saban

The coming election campaign will be characterized by a behind-the-scenes battle between the two pro-Israel philanthropists…Although they live in the United States their thoughts are with a small country in the Middle East. Avner Hopstein, Ha’aretz – Israeli-American businessman Haim Saban, a major donor and fundraiser for the Democratic Party and one of those closest […]

Zionist tycoon vows to contribute “as much as needed” to a Hillary Clinton campaign

By Ted Johnson. [Note: Haim Saban, a businessman whose net worth is over $3 billion dollars, is an American-Israeli dual citizen. In 2004, he told the New York Times, “I’m a one-issue guy and my issue is Israel.” In 2010, he told New Yorker magazine that his greatest concern is to protect Israel by strengthening the United States-Israel […]

Admitted Spy Shows Up for Oscars – and Wins

Under the Radar, 3/3/14 – And the winner is … Arnon Milchan! Anyone watching the Oscars on Sunday – or reading/watching news Monday morning – knows that 12 Years a Slave earned the Academy Award for Best Picture. But when the star-studded cast and director crowded the stage at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre to accept their trophies, it […]

Israeli Newspaper: “Jews DO Own the Media”

By Manny Friedman. The Times of Israel, July 1, 2012 – We Jews are a funny breed. We love to brag about every Jewish actor. Sometimes we even pretend an actor is Jewish just because we like him enough that we think he deserves to be on our team. We brag about Jewish authors, Jewish politicians, […]

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