Mortimer Benjamin Zuckerman was born in 1937 in Montreal, Canada. In 2016, he was listed as 688th wealthiest person in the world by Forbes.
He’s the former chairman of Boston properties, one of the biggest real estate companies in the US. Zuckerman has also been very influential in media. He owns the US News & World Report media company. John Mearsheimer, author of “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy”, has named him as a member of the media wing of the Israel lobby in the US.
Zuckerman is very active in sponsoring pro-Israel and Jewish causes. In 2001, he was appointed as the chair of the Conference of Presidents of the American Jewish Organization, which is one of the biggest Zionist Jewish organizations in North America.
In 2018, Zuckerman was named by the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC as one of the 70 greatest American contributors to U.S.-Israel ties. His name was cited alongside some of the most prominent pro-Israel individuals such as Sheldon Adelson and Donald Trump. Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador in the US, described Zuckerman saying: “Through philanthropy and outspoken advocacy, Mort Zuckerman has been a great champion of the U.S.-Israel alliance.”1
Zuckerman has very strong ties with Israeli officials and US presidents like Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Leading Jewish paper, The Forward, has described him as being an “unconventional diplomat” passing diplomatic messages between Washington and Tel Aviv.2
Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program
In 2016, Zuckerman launched a $100 million initiative to allegedly promote scientific ties between “North America and Israel”, effectively facilitating the transfer of mostly American technological know-how to the Zionist regime. The Israeli government provides $15 million for the program.
The program provides money for Israeli institutions such as the Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to recruit top international scholars in various fields.3