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December 25, 2014 4:20 pm

Bennett Tops Netanyahu in U.S.-Based Campaign Donations

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Jewish Home Party Chairman Naftali Bennett has raised more election campaign funds from more private donors than Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and on the PM’s “home court” – the U.S., Israel’s Walla News reported Wednesday.

Recruiting 35 donors to Netanyahu’s 21, Bennett has raised just over a million shekels ($254.8k) to his rival’s 800 thousand shekels ($203.8k).

Meanwhile, a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, Moshe Feiglin, is leading former Labor Chairman Shelly Yachimovich by a large margin in local campaign funding.

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To date, Feiglin has mustered 309 thousand shekels ($78.7k) to Yachimovich’s 131 thousand ($33.3k), from public donations. Trailing the two in local campaign fundraising is the Likud’s Zeev Elkin, who has raised about 50 thousand shekels ($12.7k).

Three Likudniks, including Elkin, are also enjoying the generous support of a Russian oligarch, Vladimir Gusinsky, who is the most prominent contributor to the current election campaign so far, according to the State Comptroller’s statistics.

Gusinsky has donated 11 thousand shekels ($2800.00) each to the campaigns of Elkin, Yuli Edelstein and Silvan Shalom.

On the left side of the spectrum, in the Labor Party, prominent MK Omer Bar-Lev has raised thousands of dollars both from top attorney, Giora Erdinast, and leading ad man, Ilan Shiloah.

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  • Jonah

    Regardless of obtains the most campaign funds, in America Netanyau is a household name highly esteemed and trusted by Christians, first, second and third generation…to the bone marrow.

  • Scott

    Tell the “left” to keep their money. If not, they will not only lose the elections, they’ll lose their country………..

  • TheAZCowBoy

    Yassar, the naturaly occuring reincarnation of super-racist Rabbi Meir Kahane seems to be the ‘one-and-only’ Naftali Bennett who is quickly ‘manifesting’ himself to be the ‘one-and-only’ heir apparent’ to the latest Jewish V5.0 rat who is vying to replace Bibi SATANyahu in Israel’s ‘War Criminal’ infested Knesset’s ‘Chamber of Chills,’ and as the leader of the Middle East’s ‘latest’ Only democracy in the Middle East, a pure Jewish lie as a country with NO Constituion, NO Bill of Rights and definately NO borders, can hardly proclaim itself as ‘any’ kind of democracy!

  • Arabs expelled a million plus Jews from all their countries and confiscated their assets.
    The Jewish exodus from Arab lands refers to the 20th century expulsion or mass departure of Jews, primarily of Sephardi and Mizrahi background, from Arab and Islamic countries. The migration started in the late 19th century, but accelerated after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. According to official Arab statistics, over 989,000 Jews were forced out of their homes in Arab countries from 1948 until the early 1970’s. Some 650,000 resettled in Israel, leaving behind personal property valued today at more than $990 billion. Jewish-owned real-estate left behind in Arab lands has been estimated at 120,000 square kilometers (four times the size of the State of Israel). Valued today at about 15 trillion dollars.
    Let the 21 Arab countries resettle the Arab Palestinians in the land they confiscated from the Jews which is 4 times the size of Israel. Provide them with funds they confiscated from the million Jewish people they expelled and let them build an economy, This will benefit both the Arab-Palestinians and the hosting countries, The other alternative is relocate the Arab-Palestinians to Jordan, (originally land allocated for the Jewish people) which is already 80% Arab-Palestinians, and give them funds to relocate and build an economy. This will solve the Arab-Palestinians refugee problem once and for all. It will also reduce hostility and strife in the region.

    If you feel it is moral to express your sympathy for those Arabs who colonized and occupy all but a sliver of land in the Middle East, those who stone women to death, execute gays and rape little children? Those who kill people indiscriminately, suicide bombers, teach hate and violence to their children! If you believe that making Judaism illegal in every Arab country is OK? Really? The Arabs have also forced most Christians out of their countries. You leave me no choice then, but to assess you moral indignation as meaningless lawless revolting and vile. I laugh in astonishment at what hypocrites and naked bigots you are.

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