Michael Bloomberg

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Overview:

Michael Bloomberg is a Jewish American businessman and politician. He owns Bloomberg L.P. which is a financial, software, data, and media company. He was Mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. Forbes has ranked him as 20th richest person in the world with a net worth of $55.5 billion.

Bloomberg is a supporter of the Democrats and funded Hillary Clinton in 2016. In 2020, he declared his anti-Trump position and supported Biden.

Supporting Unconditional Aid for Israel

Bloomberg has asserted his unwavering support for Israel in AIPAC’s 2020 summit. He claimed that “I will always have Israel’s back”, adding “because Israel has a right to defend itself, by itself. And that means I will never impose conditions on military aid, no matter what government is in power.” He continued that “Israel is on the front lines of encountering American enemies in the region and sharing valuable intelligence and experience with us,” he added. “So conditioning foreign aid would not only impair Israel’s ability to keep itself safe, but our ability to keep ourselves safe as well. As president, I give you my word that I will never ever compromise on the safety and security of Israel.”1

Bloomberg with Netanyahu during his visit to Israel in 2014

Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership

Bloomberg has launched the Bloomberg-Sagol Center for City Leadership in Tel Aviv University in order to train Israeli mayors. Becoming a mayor in Israel is

regarded as a “stepping-stone” to gaining national office in the country.2


1: https://www.timesofisrael.com/bloomberg-to-aipac-ill-never-condition-aid-to-israel-no-matter-whos-pm/
2: https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/visiting-israel-michael-bloomberg-launches-a-new-center-to-train-israels-mayors/

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