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July 17, 2015 11:57 am

Pro-Israel Donors Help Fund Senator Menendez’s Legal Fund

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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Photo: US Senate.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Photo: US Senate.

New York Times – Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who was indicted in April on corruption charges, raised nearly $1.6 million for his legal defense fund in the second quarter of the year, including from some of the country’s most prominent pro-Israel billionaires, according to a disclosure report filed this week.

Though Mr. Menendez is a Democrat, his legal fund has attracted supportfrom political donors in both parties who take a hawkish view of Israel’s security. The New Jersey senator has been an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, and its often-troubled relationship with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

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