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NORPAC is a New Jersey-based political action committee that supports legislators who favor hardline “pro-Israel” policies.

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Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson uses his enormous campaign donations to exert heavy influence on Republican foreign policy and tilt it in a hawkish, pro-Israeli right wing direction.

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Elliott Broidy is an Israeli-American investor who chairs the Bipartisan Council for American Security.

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The late Mark Broxmeyer, an erstwhile Long Island real estate mogul, was a major fundraiser for the neoconservative Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, along with a host of Republican Party initiatives.

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The Tikvah Fund has worked closely with neoconservative think tanks and media outlets as well as many universities to promote conservative ideologies.

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Before his death on October 24, 2007, Norman Hascoe served as president of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), a neoconservative-aligned advocacy outfit that strives to link…

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Michael Joyce, who passed away in 2006, was once described by neoconservative guru Irving Kristol as the “godfather of modern philanthropy.”

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A founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Lawrence Kadish has been a prominent backer of a number of neoconservative and right-wing “pro-Israel” groups.

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Seth Klarman is a billionaire hedge fund investor and prolific funder of an array of hardline “pro-Israel” groups.

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Daniel Loeb is a well-known hedge fund manager and a key financial supporter of the Emergency Committee for Israel.

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Richard Scaife was an important financier of the American Right.

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Bernard Marcus, the billionaire co-founder of The Home Depot, is a major funder of neoconservative, anti-Iran and pro-Likud causes and public figures.

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The bingo magnate and notorious backer of Jewish settlements in Palestinian territories, Irving Moskowitz has also funded the campaigns of rightwing U.S. politicians like Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

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An heir to the Sears Roebuck fortune, Nina Rosenwald has been dubbed “the sugar mama of anti-Muslim hate” for her philanthropy supporting right-wing and anti-Islamic groups in the United States.

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Melvin Sembler is high-powered Republican Party donor and real estate magnate who has a long track record backing neoconservative groups like Keep America Safe and the American Enterprise Institute.

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Billionaire hedge fund mogul Paul Singer is known for his predatory business practices and support for neoconservative causes.

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As a principle at the rightist William Rosenwald Family Fund and a board member for a host of neoconservative and “pro-Israel” outfits, David Steinmann has worked for decades to channel money to right-wing pressure groups.

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Rupert Murdoch is the head of News Corp, the parent company of Fox News, and a long-time supporter of neoconservative campaigns to influence U.S. foreign policy.


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