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A Trump-Kushner multigenerational family friend (also) faces corruption charges and was questioned for the 6th time by Israeli police. His name? Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister. Trump and Netanyahu have both received extraordinary levels of support from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.
In the final weeks before the 2016 US Presidential election, Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam gave $20 million to support Trump, mostly via an anti-Hillary PAC. They also gave $5 million to his inaugural committee.
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson founded the newspaper “Israel Hayom in 2007 to support Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu“, according to the Forward .com article, “Donald Trump Gives First Interview as President-Elect to Sheldon Adelson’s Israeli Newspaper“, by Josh Nathan-Kazis November 11, 2016.
The Haaretz newspaper recently asked: “Is Netanyahu the De Facto Editor of Adelson’s Newspaper?” (by Revital Hovel, 08.08.2017): “Israel’s top court ruled Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must divulge information on his meeting with Sheldon Adelson and the editors of the Israel Hayom (Israel Today) daily, published by Adelson and considered supportive of Netanyahu.”
“Adelson’s support of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu … led the latter’s political opponents in the Knesset to sponsor a bill that would prevent the free distribution of newspapers in Israel.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Hayom Their reference is Harkov, Lahav (12 November 2014). “Israel Hayom bill ‘shames the Knesset,’ PM says“. The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
While the $20 million from the Adelsons appears to be mostly anti-Hillary, the dates make it pro-Trump: https://www.fec.gov/data/ Sheldon Adelson gave another $5 million to Trump’s Inaugural Committee: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/286/201704180300150286/201704180300150286.pdf
Chabad-Lubavitch has been Putin’s state approved Judaism. Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have been Chabad supporters: “Rabbi Shea Harlig is director of Chabad of Southern Nevada, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community center largely financed by the Adelsons.” http://www.npr.org/2012/03/20/148939665/for-a-personal-cause-casino-owner-bets-on-gingrich. According to Forward .com, “Kushner Foundation Gives $342K to Chabad — Still Surprised About Jared and Ivanka’s Synagogue?” By, Judy Maltz (Haaretz)January 9, 2017. Not all Jews think that Chabad is part of Judaism: http://www.chabad-mafia.com/religion. Its relationship to Judaism appears something like the Mormon relationship to Christianity. (The Adelsons backed Mitt Romney, who was a Mormon.). Putin friend, Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich has given big to Chabad. Ivanka reportedly invited Abramovich’s wife to the Trump inauguration. Oh, and let’s not forget, Lev Leviev, born in the USSR, but now an Israeli citizen living in London, reportedly close to Putin and a big Chabad donor, apparently a mega-donor: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/intro-to-the-uzbekistan-born-king-of-diamonds-a-major-putin-trump-connection/
The Trumps have had ties with Chabad and Netanyahu over multiple generations and for decades. Trump’s father was friends with Netanyahu in the 1980s, and the Chabad-Lubavitch sect supported Netanyahu for PM in the 1990s. Netanyahu was apparently friends with Jared Kushner’s family, too, and reportedly stayed in Jared’s bedroom while Jared slept in the basement.
Trump’s father, Fred, apparently had Chabad ties via Bunny Lindenbaum, who gave to the Chabad Brooklyn Jewish Center (as did his son Sandy). He met Bunny Lindenbaum in the 1940s. His Netanyahu ties appear to be from Bunny Lindenbaum, as well. Furthermore, Trump’s father helped set up and finance the Beach Haven Jewish Center in the 1950s, which currently has a Chabad leader, and probably always did. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are affiliated with Chabad, as well, as discussed here: “Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s choice of neighborhood narrows the focus on Chabad“. http://wapo.st/2iKlORz.
In June 2016 the Washington Post reported: “Israel and Russia: BFFs? Netanyahu’s budding ‘bromance’ with Putin Is Israel cultivating stronger ties with Russia over the U.S.?” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/06/08/israel-and-russia-bbfs-netanyahus-budding-bromance-with-putin/ According to the Washington Post article, above, official statements said that Putin and Netanyahu discussed the Middle East, the situation in Syria, “as well as coordination between their respective militaries, trade and cultural ties…” Putin pointed out that 1.5 million Russian and former Soviet citizens live in Israel.
This year, “Israeli PM Netanyahu Plans Visit To Sochi To Meet With Putin” August 19, 2017 23:28 GMT. https://www.rferl.org/a/netanyahu-israel-russia-putin-sochi-syria-iran-islamic-state-terrorism/28685892.html
“Israeli police resume interview of Netanyahu in corruption probe
Posted:Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:28:55 -0500
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police officers on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the sixth time in a corruption probe, a police spokeswoman said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/5wXxxhHplH8/israeli-police-resume-interview-of-netanyahu-in-corruption-probe-idUSKBN1DJ0M1
“Police Question Israeli Leader Over Corruption Accusations”
November 19, 2017 10:51 AM. https://www.voanews.com/a/police-question-israeli-leader-over-corruption-accusations/4125404.html
Blavatnik is another apparent connection: Trump and Trump Jr.’s legal defense has been in part funded through a Republican Party account. One donor to the account is Len Blavatnik. According to the WSJ, Blavatnik “is a longtime business partner of Viktor Vekselberg, who is one of the richest men in Russia and has close ties to the Kremlin.” (“GOP Funds Donald Trump’s Defense in Russia Probe With Help From a Handful of Wealthy People“, By Rebecca Ballhaus, Sept. 22, 2017, Wall Street Journal. See: “Ukraine-born billionaire with biz ties to Russian oligarchs is funding Trump’s legal defense via the RNC“, by Xeni Jardin SEP 22, 2017 , https://boingboing.net/2017/09/22/follow-the-money.html
“Israel questions PM’s billionaire friend over corruption charges
August 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm, https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170830-israel-questions-pms-billionaire-friend-over-corruption-charges/
And, how about the (now legal) buying of the US President AND other US elected officials by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and wife Miriam who have an estimated worth of $30.4 billion and who have given $190.4 million in campaign contributions since 1989. They gave $82.5 million last campaign cycle, “opening the spigots late in the election season to douse GOP outside groups with cash: the Congressional and Senate Leadership Funds, pro-Trump super PAC Future45 and Granite State Solutions, … in 2012, donating $93.2 million to Republicans and super PACs…” See: “Richest billionaires are also top political spenders” by Ashley Balcerzak on March 31, 2017 https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2017/03/richest-billionaires-are-top-political-spenders The Adelsons even gave to John McCain after the Bannon-Trump supporter Mercers had given a lot to a McCain opponent because McCain had done something right and worked to close a tax and leverage loophole on “basket options”: https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2014/7/opening-statement-by-senator-john-mccain-at-psi-hearing-on-basket-options