Haaretz, Jul. 29, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu and Dennis Ross, April 26, 1998.


American Jewish plutocracy ... [is] designed to reflect the wishes of large donors and of Benjamin Netanyahu, not of American Jews overall.

[...] [W]e are living through an age of American plutocracy. As Hillary Clinton recently noted, the richest 25 hedge fund managers earn more than every kindergarten teacher in the country, combined. Single individuals donate tens of millions of dollars to presidential candidates, thus single-handedly determining who can seriously compete. Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson reportedly spent $150 million on the 2012 campaign.  Last year, after Chris Christie called the West Bank “the occupied territories” in Adelson’s presence, the New Jersey Governor requested a private meeting to apologize. 

[...] “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few,” Brandeis famously said. “But we can’t have both.”