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Jared Kushner’s Financial Ties To Israel Resurface Amid Middle East Visit

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324 points · 26 days ago

Trump's most influential advisor is not only his son-in-law but he is also a staunch Israeli supporter. Nothing wrong with supporting Israel, but there could not be anyone more biased as a presidential advisor than Kushner when it comes to foreign policy regarding Israel.

Kushner also received a lot of money from an Israeli contractor, I think $30m USD. The corruption is so obvious.

Draining the swamp all over America’s face and neck.

Draining the swamp Brazzers style.

135 points · 26 days ago

Do you really think rural red state conservatives—the fools that voted for this administration—care about nepotism or if people are qualified for their job? Look at whom they elected!

I’m in a rural red state and this post is entirely accurate.

52 points · 26 days ago

Yeah despite my username, I lived in rural southwest Georgia until I graduated high school—18 years. That place is a cesspool and all I can say is that the stereotypes about southern ignorance are largely true. It’s weird down there. I left about 10 years ago and only go back once every few years to see family.

Absolutely true here in coastal Alabama as well. Not only does the shit my family post on social media make me want to bash my face into a wall, but if it were up to them and people like them, we'd have Roy fucking Moore in the Senate. Thank a non existent deity that normal non voters showed up on that one.

A massive movement by the black community prevented Roy Moore from being elected. The election brought out more black people to vote than Obama did in 2016. 30 percent of the electorate was African-American, with 96 percent of them voting for Mr. Jones.

Indeed. Thankfully. And I hope it continues. The idiots that voted for Roy Moore have to be outvoted.

Hating southerners seems to be an acceptable prejudice in the US.

I think it more falls into the category of illiterate, stupid, or bigoted southerners that get all the hate.

Can confirm. I don’t hate anyone.

But I have no patience or sympathy for those southerners that support and enable such a corrupt administration and refuse to pull themselves out of their ignorance and bigotry.

You can be intelligent, from the south and even Republican. I’m not trying to get you to switch parties. But have enough self respect to vote for candidates that aren’t corrupt and inept leaders. They did this twice with Bush and now with Trump. Enough is enough.

I’m a southerner and even I hate southerners.

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Nah, not hating. Just calling them out for their ignorance. They’re the party of opposing established science, the party of birtherism, the party of pizzagate, and the party of blindly supporting the most criminal administration (how many indictments of people Trump hired for his White House?).

Act ignorant and get called out for it. This isn’t the school yard. We are all adults. I’m not coddling adults.

Everyone is born ignorant but you have to work at it to stay that way.

I don’t hate southerners. I do hate wilful ignorance though.

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Honestly, from the way people talk down here I seriously think most people (in the south) would put Israel over their own country if they had to choose between the two.

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Hillary wouldn’t have done that because even SHE has a line. Trump has no line. Let’s tally the number of criminals he hired to lead his administration.

1 point · 25 days ago

I mean, I think you give Hillary too much credit. Chelsea might not have gotten a 'top advisors on the middle east' position (or whatever Kush's official title is), but you can bet Chelsea would have been given a pet portfolio.

They did flip their shit when Bill appointed Hillary to do healthcare.

8 points · 26 days ago

They care in the sense that they are in favor of nepotism and against people qualified for the job.

What about their opinions on Israel and Jewish people?

Yeah, but the funny/ironic parts is that while the GOP has historically supported Israel, Trump supporters tend to be very anti israel.

How so?

Because Jews, mainly.

But the Evangelical Christians are the largest donators to Israel in the US. Don't they all vote for Trump?

YEs. That's why I said "while the GOP has historically supported Israel, Trump supporters tend to be very anti israel."

No the evangelical Christians tend to be strongly pro Israel.

So do Nazis. Both supported trump. Some are the same people, crazily enough.

Cuz neo-Nazis tend to lean right, I'm guessing?

Source? Everything I’ve read suggests the opposite.

And they love the shit out of Israel and the killing of brown people.

2 points · 26 days ago

Most of them only love Israel because of Christianity, they don't have any real love towards the Jews.


Object of the sentence: whom


Object of the sentence: whom

At the very least I don’t think they’d consider “too biased towards Israel” to be an impediment.

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4 points · 26 days ago

I raise you John Bolton.

Nothing wrong with supporting Israel

There's plenty wrong with supporting Israel's politics.

11 points · 26 days ago

You have to wonder how much Kushner influenced Trump with backing out of the Iran deal, and moving the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. It seems impossible that this administration will have anything skeptical to say about Netanyahu and/or Jewish settlement building.

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Actually yes it is a problem for a multitude of reasons.

The first reason is the FARA act. "people and organizations that are under control of a foreign government, or of organizations or of persons outside of the United States ("foreign principal"), if they act "at the order, request, or under the direction or control" (i.e. as "agents") of this principal or of persons who are "controlled or subsidized in major part" by this principal.

How is he a violator of the FARA act in that his ties make him easy to manipulate by a Foreign entity thus making him an agent. Keep in mind it says act in the order, request, etc. If anyone at the Israeli government requests anything of Kushner because of his financial ties he is in effect a walking conflict of interest.

This also goes into his violation of the Logan Act.

The Logan Act specifically is in place to guard against Foreign interference in U.S. policy. Something Kushner has done.

While people complain of Russian interference. The reality is the biggest country that interfered in U.S. policy is Israel. It should be very clear to people that's the case.

To expand on the interference aside from Kushner you have Cambridge Analytica and its ties to Black Cube the Israeli intelligence firm

You have South Carolina's special partnership with Israel which is used as a spring board to field candidates like Nikki Haley (former Governor of South Carolina) and everybody's favorite war monger Lindsey Graham (Senator South Carolina)

The United States has laws like the FARA act and the Logan Act for a reason, and Israel is knowingly and willingly violating them.

3 points · 26 days ago

I agree with you. But it is normal for high level politicians to be influenced by *their allies, that is all part of the partnership in the first place. this is the same around the world.

That's part of the problem with American politics across the board. Israel, Russia, Turkey with Michael Flynn, Saudi, Qatar it doesn't matter this shouldn't be normalized.

The FARA act and Logan Act were created for a reason and they should be inforced vigorously to ensure that American policy is and only is American policy. Our values, our constitution etc.

When those laws are just blatantly ignored and walked over we lose being a country that is a reflection of the will of the citizens. The normalization of high-level politicians being influenced by ANYONE should and needs to come to an end.

implying USA policy towards israel has ever changed in the past century

There's a whole lot wrong with supporting Israel the way Kushner does.

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0 points · 26 days ago

It’s is needed when the rest of the world is biased in the exact opposite direction.

336 points · 26 days ago

In my country, people like him sit in jail.

Hell, even Candyland has the licorice swamp

42 points · 26 days ago

No it doesn't; it has Molasses Swamp and Licorice Castle. Fake news like this is why nobody believes the lying media.

Big, if true 🤔

6 points · 26 days ago

Welp, now I know where I want to live in Candyland.

A large portion of our congressmen have made pledges to Israel support lobbies like aipac or jstreet. You can't jail half the congress. You'd be better off just registering them under FARA.

133 points · 26 days ago

you can’t jail half the Congress.

It would be nice to see though.

You really can. Like if the evidence was there and concrete and a motivated litigator was involved.

27 points · 26 days ago

Not a chance. Look at Bob Menendez...

Menendez voluntarily stepped down as ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee after his indictment.[152] Menendez's trial began on September 6, 2017, before Judge William H. Walls of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.[149] On November 16, 2017, the judge declared a mistrial due to the jury's continuing inability to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the charges.[153]

On January 31, 2018, the Justice Department announced they were dropping all charges against Menendez.[4] The Menendez case was strongly shaped by McDonnell v. United States, the 2016 Supreme Court decision to dismiss the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, which narrowed the legal definition of public corruption and made it harder for prosecutors to prove that a political official engaged in bribery.[154][155]

In April 2018, Menendez was "severely admonished" by the United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics in a letter.[156]

Now he is running for reelection!

Half the congress can literally create new laws to make whatever they do legal.

If only we had some kind of check on that system, like after congress passes a bill someone who isn't part of congress should be able to say nah fuck that noise

You totally can. And we totally should.

really? what country is that; I didn't reallize such a magical place existed

Well, here in America, we're too stupid/misinformed to know what Jared Kushner even did wrong.

This is America, and Israel owns America.

What a fucking ridiculous and stupid thing to say.

"Own" may be overstating, but what country has more influence on the US? What lobby group is more powerful that AIPAC?

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Downvoted for calling out a post basically going the ((jews)) did this, oh reddit.

Yeah, well they know what they are and saying this stuff anonymously is as brave as they'll get.

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In jail for supporting Israel? What country is that, Iran?

Germany, 1940s

Do you gave a significant sector of citizens that are both racist and uneducated and will vote as they’re told as long as guns and abortions are mentioned?

That’s the level of intelligence we are dealing with here with the average red state rural conservatives.

-2 points · 26 days ago

will vote as they’re told as long as guns and abortions are mentioned

That accurately describes both parties. ;)

That’s the level of intelligence we are dealing with here with the average red state rural conservatives.

I'm sure, at some point, open contempt of the south by progressives will win the south over. ;)

Not contempt. Calling them out for their ignorance. If it hurts their feelies so much that they need to revenge us by electing an abysmal leader then they don’t take their Democratic right to vote very seriously.

0 points · 26 days ago

sounds antisemitic.

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Real life patrick bateman, without the charisma

Patrick Bateman wasn’t charismatic, he was just physically attractive.

He was a super weirdo creep murderer.

How did he get Ivanka without charisma?

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9 points · 26 days ago

If that is true she is one dutiful daughter. My daughter would laugh at me if I suggested a husband to her.

Wait, is this true?

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That's disappointing.

40 points · 26 days ago

Money and business connections

Most of Manhattan real estate is owned by a small number of Jewish billionaires. Trump orchestrated the arrange marriage so he could get into market.

9 points · 26 days ago

I get it but people like to call Trump an anti-Semite but he married off his favorite kid to the son of a Jewish criminal. I would think it would be difficult to do high level business in the city as an anti-Semite. Jesse Jackson never recovered from his New York City racial slur.

Ivanka was also not that attractive before the surgeries but the face was fixed before she got married.

I get it but people like to call Trump an anti-Semite

Never heard this before. Israel/Jews love him.

53 points · 26 days ago


Can't make this shit up.

Was Jared in it at the time?

10 points · 26 days ago

Who was big spoon?

Do you even have to ask

Why would they tell us that? So weird.

Salacious sells.

25 points · 26 days ago

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 84%. (I'm a bot)

What separated young Jared from others were his personal ties to the man who had led the teenagers through the Auschwitz-Birkenau crematory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

This Friday, the Washington Post noted, Jared met with Israeli officials, on a mission to fulfill his father-in-law's promises of peace in the Middle East.

The Kushner family foundation is known to support Israeli causes, according to the Washington Post, including Israel's army, the Israel Defense Forces.

Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Jared#1 Israeli#2 Kushner#3 Israel#4 Washington#5

74 points · 26 days ago

The Kushner family is also known for hiring hookers to blackmail family members into not cooperating with law enforcement

Wait, what? Got a link?

That’s what Chris Christie prosecuted Jared’s dad for (that’s why Christie gets treated like garbage by Trump and co)

Fucking hell...

Lol theyre all trash. No wonder their supporters are a specific demographic.

35 points · 26 days ago


U.S. Attorney Chris Christie negotiated a plea agreement with [Charles] Kushner, under which he pleaded guilty to 18 counts of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering. The witness-tampering charge arose from Kushner's act of retaliation against William Schulder, his sister Esther's husband, who was cooperating with federal investigators; Kushner hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, arranged to record an encounter between the two, and had the tape sent to his sister. Kushner was sentenced to two years in prison, and served 14 months at Federal Prison Camp, Montgomery in Alabama before being sent to a halfway house in Newark, New Jersey, to complete his sentence. He was released from prison on August 25, 2006

Israel over the years has had more influence on our elections and politics than Russia could ever fucking dream of.

The JIDF is going to be up late tonight.

9 points · 26 days ago · edited 26 days ago

Bit ironic... didn’t Obama literally send taxpayers money to the Israeli government opposition to oust Netanyahu during their 2015 election?

0 points · 26 days ago(3 children)

Bravery that only a 2 month old throwaway account could display.

Check his account

That's the joke

Israel is as influential on our foreign policy as South Korea and the UK are. They’re an ally and we’re interested in seeing them survive.

-6 points · 26 days ago(4 children)

Yeah Saudi Arabia is our ally too. What a fucking joke.

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No. It is not. Israeli or pro-Israeli orgs target American politicians and attack them if they aren't sufficiently "pro-Israel".

Look at the Iran nuclear deal.

Adelson and Marcus also share a common affinity for the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD’s Reuel Marc Gerecht may have set a record by publishing no less than three anti-JCPOA columns for The Atlantic in the past week.) Adelson contributed at least $1.5 million to the group by the end of 2011 (a year that saw a sharp rise in tensions and rumors of war by Israel against Iran) according to FDD’s 2011 Schedule A tax disclosure, and Marcus, the group’s biggest donor, contributed at least $10.7 million.

FDD says Adelson is no longer a contributor, but Marcus continues to give generously, contributing $3.25 million in 2015, the last year for which his foundation’s grants are known.

Hedge Fund billionaire Paul Singer contributed at least $3.6 million to FDD by the end of 2011, making him the group’s second biggest donor after Marcus at the time.

Employees of Singer’s firm, Elliott Management, were the second largest source of funds supporting the 2014 candidacy of the Senate’s most outspoken Iran hawk, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Singer contributed $1.9 million to the CLF and $6 million to the SLF. He was a holdout in supporting Trump’s candidacy and financed the initial research by Fusion GPS that turned into the Steele Dossier detailing alleged ties between Trump’s campaign and businesses with Moscow. But he came around before Trump’s inauguration and contributed $1 million to the festivities.

Between them, the three billionaires account for over $40 million in pro-Trump political money. In the 2016 cycle, the three were also the source of 44% of individual contributions to the CLF and 47% of those received by the SLF, the biggest spending campaign finance vehicles for House and Senate Republicans.

Trump and the GOP are deeply indebted to anti-Iran deal billionaires who aren’t afraid to advocate for policies that push the country closer to another war in the Middle East.

Trump’s decision to back out of the JCPOA might come across as a renegade president bucking conventional wisdom and following through on a poorly thought-out campaign promise to undo the work of his predecessor.

But another explanation is that Trump and the Republican Party are effectively captive to a small cohort of hawkish billionaires dead set on steering the country away from any sort of detente with Iran, even a multilateral agreement that ensures limits on enrichment and subjects the Islamic Republic to invasive inspections of its nuclear facilities.

Both explanations may be true.

And, as if on cue, The Washington Post‘s Ashley Parker reports that Adelson will visit with Trump on Wednesday. It’s “described as a ‘friendly,” long-planned meeting, not related to today’s Iran news.”

-1 points · 26 days ago(2 children)

I try to be vigilant of all groups who push their agenda on the internet. Especially my own country.

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When Trump and his whole family eventually go to prison, there will be a national discussion about whether to separate them or allow them to share a cell. I say let them share one ''yuge'' cell and drive each other mad!

Amazing how many traitors there are, you would think the punishment would cause them to pause, i mean it is life in prison for treason.

maybe they just think because they are wealthy they are above the law, this will be a time that really tests the American justice system with so many in trumps inner circle being caught committing outright treason against america, and possibly selling or even giving top secrets for money or favours. Or just giving top secrets so they can make themselves look important, like trump did when he gave top secrets to russia, secrets allies had asked america not even to share will her allies.

When trump and co including a few republicans are imprisoned there are going to be a lot of republicans all realise how seriously depraved they have been.

maybe they just think because they are wealthy they are above the law

Nothing in the last 50 years has given them any reason to think otherwise.

It is pretty damn clear that if you are wealthy in America, you are above the law.

The entire judicial system is set up to make fighting charges as expensive and time consuming as possible. Only the wealthy have that much time and money so only the wealthy can play the game. Everyone else either concedes to a plea bargain or gets convicted.

So yea, they think that way because historically, that's the way it is.

They are white and rich. They 100% believe theyre untouchable.

Kind like O.J.... way to play the race card tho... And Eric Holder... Should I continue?

Dude you are a fucking idiot. Fuck oj. Ya these people think that.

Wow... Triggered much? Truth bother you? Who are "these people"? Continuing to separate people by skin color won't help your racist cause, try a new argument

The information that he shared with Russia was given to him from Israel, and they said that they were fine with him sharing the info. No need to lie.

Stating they still have confidence in sharing top secret info with us is not the same as saying "we were fine with that".

You seem misinformed yourself, feel free to read up.

You guys are the ones acting like the ally who shared the info with Trump was upset about it when he shared it with the Russians. They were not.

Financial ties to Israel you say...

6 points · 26 days ago · edited 26 days ago

It will be great if thanks to Trump, Americans suddenly care how much of an influence Israel has in Washington.

He’s Jewish so...yeah not really weird for a Jew to have business in Israel

He's not a private citizen anymore. He is our chief negotiator at the same time as seeking additional investments and financial ties. They have tens of millions more income after they joined the gov't than before.

Remind me where working for our government means he isn’t a private citizen anymore? And if he isn’t then your saying he’s a sovereign citizen and he is above the law? I very much do doubt he is above the law no one is unless your saying he’s a sovereign citizen

private citizen, noun: a citizen who does not hold any official or public position. Type of: citizen

I thought Jared was Jewish. So wait....a Jew....with financial ties to Israel......looks like a job for Captain Obvious!

Is it just me or have all the typical groups broken down? The administration was aided by Arab states and Israel, Nazis and Russia. Bannon, who spent a decade bashing Muslims, was chilling with Saudis.

I am not explaining it well but it's like something has changed. All these alliances are forming between groups that historically hated each other.

Well joke's on the American people...he's not even a real boy

Isn’t he Jewish? Someone hung surprising about this?

7 points · 26 days ago(19 children)
5 points · 26 days ago(0 children)

Paranoid? Everything I've listed is well documented. Are you illiterate or deaf or blind?

0 points · 26 days ago · edited 26 days ago

I just don't believe every unsubstantiated piece of dross that I read on the internet. Every single point you have made is either completely false or grossly exaggerated.

Can you prove any of these "dual citizens" allegations, for example? All I ever see is lists. Anyone can write a list.

He is mixing up real things. Hard right Trump/Netanyahu lovefest. AIPAC influence and Iran deal. Neoconservatives toxic ideology resulting in wars. Or the suppression of views which criticize Israel.

And then bringing in unrelated nonsense like 9/11 or film crew or entire banking syystem.

This harms people who want to stick to facts.

Neocons are mostly pro-Israel ideologues. Many of them Jewish though not all. It's about ideology not a conspiracy. The citizenship is completely irrelevant. It's about ideology not citizenship.

1 point · 26 days ago(0 children)

And I can write a list claiming that the entire Australian Labor party are actually shapeshifting lizard people. That they don't deny such a ridiculous accusation is proof of absolutely nothing.

The US sends billions of military aid to Israel every year..... on the proviso that they spend it on weapons bought from the US. It's not a blank cheque; it's a US defence industry subsidy,

What scares me is how many credulous fools there are out there willing to lap up the latest Kremlin backed misinformation program.

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2 points · 26 days ago(0 children)

He wasn't exactly creating a viable alternative so much as throwing a tantrum and dishing out primal law. I'm pretty sure the inventors of cryptocurrency didn't even have to assume power let alone kill a fuckton of people to weaken the hold the banking system has. The venus projects resource based economy concept doesn't involve genocide either. No one in their right mind has a problem with Israeli citizens or practitioners of Judaism, but like our own countries, there is a clear and urgent issue with the people in charge.

You are mixing up real things. Hard right Trump/Netanyahu lovefest. AIPAC influence and Iran deal. Neoconservatives toxic ideology resulting in wars. Or the suppression of views which criticize Israel.

And then bringing in unrelated nonsense like 9/11 or film crew or entire banking syystem.

This harms people who want to stick to facts.

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A LOT if Americans don't know the slightest bit about history at all. A LOT of those same people are also hard line bible believers and Zionists. They love Israel because it is god's promised land - the Hebrew god. That is the population base that makes this possible. It does coincide with trump's base too coincidentally.

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Suddenly having ties to Israel is controversial in US politics, where AIPAC has long been the biggest lobby group?

Suddenly having ties to Israel is controversial in US politics, where AIPAC has long been the biggest lobby group?

Really? Do you have a source for this? I'd've imagined it'd've been a pharmaceutical giant.

Actually you're right. They have that huge conference that many politicians show up at, but looking at the numbers they spend must less than many others.

The US Chamber of Commerce, unexpectedly, is pretty huge:

Thanks for that list, saved. It's all drugs, missiles, big business, property, energy and media, hey.

I mean I knew it would be that way, but it's still so in your face isn't it. The subsidies we pay so that crooks can sell missiles for a simulated profit.

Thanks again.

The subsidies we pay so that crooks can sell missiles for a simulated profit.

If someone made up this world in fiction, it'd be hard to believe. Depressing.

Waaaaaaaahhhhhhh boo fucking hoo

Shocker. The Israeli state is so fucked. I understand the need for it, but it’s execution and how it continues to commit war crimes against people in the Middle East is unacceptable.

Inb4 “surrounded by enemies!!!” Ya I know, still doesn’t mean they have to bomb schools, shoot Palestinians w impunity

Inb4 “you’re anti semetic!!” Nope. Try again. There’s nothing wrong with being Jewish, but being Jewish doesn’t excuse committing war crimes.

Well said, Sir/Ma'am. Have an upvote - before you get downvoted to oblivion.

I feel like the general reaction to this among the Trump crowd is, so? It’s Israel. They’re an ally. We’re supposed to be close.

This is why you’re losing

Ma’am, tyvm

Didn’t answer the question well done

Rather antisemitic news story. Nazism never died.

Rather antisemitic news story. Nazism never died.

Right on. It is alive and well and administering Palestine.

-6 points · 26 days ago(0 children)

Most Americans are going to have financial ties to Israel. I work with an Israeli made printing press. Why is the headline so "dum dum dum"

-39 points · 26 days ago(9 children)

"But I love when my nepotistic government officials are compromised by foreign ties!"

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Wrote a lengthy response, but then I realized that you post in le_donald...not worth the effort.

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