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    Israel and the American Elections
    [video 12:28] February 1, 2012

    Max Blumenthal: A few major Jewish donors push candidates to support Netanyahu on Iran
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    BLUMENTHAL: Gingrich was able to get this money after he declared in an interview with an obscure Jewish online publication, which was apparently a calculated event, that the Palestinians are an invented people. And Sheldon Adelson echoed this statement before a group of young American Jews with the Birthright Israel program, a program that Adelson funds. But Adelson is a big financier of Benjamin Netanyahu's political campaigns and his political empire. He funds think tanks in Israel that are supportive of Netanyahu, that provide him with advisers. He owns a newspaper in Israel called Israel HaYom, which is considered Netanyahu's house organ. It exists to basically support Netanyahu against the opposition. And so he's really, I think, out of anyone in the entire world, the greatest supporter of Benjamin Netanyahu, and he's the link between Netanyahu and this political campaign.

    Netanyahu is more immersed in the American political process, in the culture wars, and in the Republican primary than any foreign leader in recent modern history, and he's doing so because he wants regime change in two countries. The first country is Iran, the second country is the United States. He wants to replace Barack Obama with a Republican. He tried the same thing when he was prime minister in the 1990s against President Bill Clinton. He leaned on Gingrich. He leaned on people who are seeking to impeach President Clinton, using Israel as a partisan wedge issue the same way the Christian right uses abortion and gay marriage. And this campaign is the fulfillment of Netanyahu's strategy to use Israel, and now Iran, as a political tool to unseat Barack Obama. And Newt Gingrich is just one candidate who is assisting this effort. Mitt Romney is also happy to assist this effort, and he's surrounded himself with neoconservatives who have a seamless connection to Israel and to the Israeli military intelligence establishment and to Netanyahu's advisers.

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