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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017

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Sander Gerber

Hedge fund manager

Sander Gerber, chief executive and investment officer at Hudson Bay Capital Management, has turned himself into a highly effective activist on one issue: Ending the Palestinian Authority’s payments to terrorists and their families.

Gerber became aware of the practice after American veteran Taylor Force was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist while visiting Israel.

Gerber put his financial skills to good use by going “line-by-line” through the PA’s official budget. What he discovered shocked him. It “enabled me to understand that the PA had created an infrastructure to indoctrinate, reward and incentivize their people to become terrorists. When I learned that the PA had laws to kill the Jews, I couldn’t sleep at night.”

He turned his sleeplessness into action, helping push the Taylor Force Act, which would cut funds to the PA unless it ends the practice, into the public consciousness. The act is now set for a full Senate vote. “Without Sander Gerber,” said one Washington insider, “this wouldn’t have happened.” (Photo credit: Screenshot/AIPAC video.)

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