In the US, money talks when it comes to Israel
Publisher: Jonathan Cook
Date Written: 19/07/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19822
Investigates the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates and their allegiance to Israel.
The question now is whether the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, who positions herself as Israels greatest ally, will try to outbid Mr Trump in cravenly submitting to the Israeli right.
Candidates for high office in the US need money lots of it. Until now Mr Trump has been chiefly relying on his own wealth. He has raised less than $70 million, a fifth of Mrs Clintons war-chest.
The Republican partys most significant donor is Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate and close friend of Mr Netanyahu. He has hinted that he will contribute more than $100 million to the Trump campaign if he likes what he sees.