Top five donors to Clinton campaign are Jewish

The Washington Post has named the electtion front-runner's leading contributors


The five biggest donors to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign are all Jewish, according to the American media.

The Washington Post named her leading contributors as Donald Sussman, the hedge fund manager; venture capitalist J B (Jay Robert) Pritzker and his wife Mary; Israeli-American media tycoon Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl; the financier George Soros; and the founder of SlimFast Daniel Abraham.

Mr Saban has previously revealed that Mrs Clinton's campaign has benefited from an eight-figure donation from him.

According to the Post, Mr Sussman said he was a "very strong supporter of publicly financed campaigns, and I think the only way to accomplish that is to get someone like Secretary Clinton".

Another contributor to the Democratic effort is Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz who, with his wife Cari Tuna, have donated $35 m (£28.6 m).

Mr Moskovitz told CNBC: "As we were watching things play out with the Republican Party in terms of their nominee and the type of rhetoric they were using… we just felt really compelled to get off the sidelines and help ensure that the Democrats were able to win the election."

Meanwhile, hundreds of Donald Trump supporters in Jerusalem watched a video message from the candidate on Wednesday night, according to JTA.

Mr Trump told the Republican Overseas Israel event his "respect and reverence for Judaism is personal". Pledging to strengthen bridges between Israel and America, he said "together we will stand up to the enemies like Iran bent on destroying Israel and her people".

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