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Marc Zuckerberg - Chairman & CEO Facebook
Bob Iger - CEO Disney
Rich Ross - Chairman Walt Disney Studios
Sergey Brin - CEO/Pres of Alphabet Inc which holds Google
Larry Page - CEO/Pres of Alphabet Inc which holds Google
Marissa Meyer - CEO Yahoo
Leslie Moonves - CEO & President CBS
Jeff Zucker - CEO CNN
Gary Barber - Co-Chairman & CEO MGM
Roger Birnbaum - Co-Chairman & CEO MGM
Jonathan Glickman - President MGM Motion Pictures
Sumner Redstone - Owner of Viacom
Robert Bakish - CEO Viacom
Rupert Murdoch - CEO Fox (Crypto-Jew)
Richard Plepler - CEO HBO
Thomas E Rothmann - Co-Chairman & CEO 20th Century Fox
Amy Baer - CEO & President CBS Films
Stacey Snider - CEO Dreamworks
John Feltheimer - CEO Lionsgate
Harvey Weinstein - Co-Chair The Weinstein Company
Bob Weinstein - Co-Chair The Weinstein Company
Brad Grey - CEO Paramount
Michael Lynton - Chairman & CEO Sony
Amy Pascal - Co-Chair Sony
Robert Friedman - Co-Chair & CEO Summit
Patrick Wachsberger - Co-Chair/President Summit
Ron Meyer - CEO/President Universal Studios
Adam Fogelson - CEO/President Universal Pictures
Robert Greenblatt - Chairman NBC Entertainment
Bonnie Hammer - Chairman NBC Universal Cable
Mark Hoffman - Chairman CNBC
Andrew Lack - Chairman NBC News and MSNBC
Mark Lazarus - Chairman NBC Broadcasting & Sports
Jeff Shell - Chairman Universal Film
Jennifer Salke, President NBC Entertainment
Arthur Sulzberger - Chairman/Owner New York Times
Steve Swartz - CEO Hearst Communications
Mark Aldam - President, Hearst Newspapers.
Richard Malloch - President, Hearst Business Media
Jordan Wertlieb - President, Hearst Television Inc.
Donald Graham - CEO The Washington Post
Jeff Bezos - owner the Washington Post
Martin "Marty" Baron - Editor the Washington Post
Robert A. Altman - ZeniMax Media
Anne Cox Chambers - owner the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump has
a complicated history with Jews. On the one hand, his daughter Ivanka
converted to Orthodox Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner, and he’s
spoken fondly about having Jewish grandchildren.
On the other, some of Trump’s supporters identify with anti-Semitic
elements of the alt-right movement, and he’s a favorite of prominent
white supremacist David Duke. On Sunday,
Trump appointed Stephen Bannon — the former chairman of Breitbart News,
a site with ties to the alt-right — as his chief strategist in a move
that sparked swift criticism from the Anti-Defamation League.
Still, Trump’s cadre of advisers is not short on Jews. While the real
estate magnate and former reality TV star may not officially appoint
family members to his Cabinet because of federal anti-nepotism regulations, here’s a look at his Jewish advisers, their views and possible roles in his administration.
Greenblatt has worked as a real-estate lawyer for Trump for 19 years,
and he is one of two Jewish lawyers whom Trump has said he would
appoint as his Israel advisers. An Orthodox Jew and Yeshiva University
graduate, Greenblatt studied at a West Bank yeshiva in the mid-1980s and even did armed guard duty there.
The father of six from Teaneck, New Jersey, does not have any
political experience. Greenblatt has said he speaks with people involved
in the Israeli government but has not spoken to any Palestinians since
his yeshiva studies. He has cited the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee as one of his main sources for staying informed about the
Jewish state, and helped draft Trump’s speech at the lobbying group’s
annual conference in March.
Greenblatt, who has said he supports the two-state solution, has
implied that Trump will take a more laissez-faire approach to peace
“He is not going to impose any solution on Israel,” Greenblatt told Israel’s Army Radio last week. He also said that Trump “does not view Jewish settlements as an obstacle to peace.”
Alongside Greenblatt, Trump named Friedman, 57, as an Israel adviser.
Friedman, a bankruptcy expert and partner at the Kasowitz law firm in
New York, is the president-elect’s longtime attorney. The son of a
Conservative rabbi with a family history of ties to Republican
presidential candidates — his family hosted Ronald Reagan for a Shabbat
lunch in 1984, the year he won re-election — Friedman lives in Woodmere,
New York, and owns a house in Jerusalem’s Talbiyeh neighborhood, according to Haaretz.
Friedman has expressed doubt about the future of the two-state
solution, traditionally a pillar of bipartisan U.S. policy in the
region. Prior to the Republican Party passing a platform that omitted references to the two-state solution, he said it might be time for the party to reject the concept.
“The two-state solution might be one answer, but I don’t think it’s the only answer anymore,” he said in July.
Friedman has also said that annexing the West Bank would not damage Israel’s status as a Jewish state.
Kushner — the 35-year-old scion
of one of New York’s most prominent real estate families and, since
2009, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka — played a crucial role in
the president-elect’s campaign, especially with regards to Israel. He
worked on Trump’s speech to the AIPAC annual policy
conference that earned Trump a standing ovation, and helped plan a trip
to Israel for his father-in-law last year. (Trump canceled the trip after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed his call to ban Muslim immigration to the United States.)
Trump appears to be smitten with Kushner, often referring to his
“fantastic” son-in-law when boasting of his pro-Israel credentials.
Kushner, an Orthodox Jew who lives with his wife and their three
children on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, may have become a
household name during the campaign, but he’s no stranger to the
limelight. In 2006, at 25, he bought the Observer newspaper. Two years
later he became CEO of his father’s company, Kushner Properties, four
years after his father was sent to jail for tax evasion, illegal
campaign donations and witness tampering. In 2015, Fortune named Kushner to its 40 Under 40 list, its “annual ranking of the most influential young people in business.”
Trump’s daughter Ivanka, 35, who converted to Orthodox Judaism, has
served as the polished, softer face of her father’s campaign. A
successful businesswoman whose brand is centered around empowering
working women, she stood by him when recordings were released that
caught the president-elect bragging about sexually assaulting women.
Ivanka has reportedly tried —
not always successfully — to have her father tone down or walk back
some of his most inflammatory remarks, including having called Mexican
immigrants rapists, according to New York magazine.
She is the founder of the Ivanka Trump Collection, a fashion and
lifestyle brand, and serves as executive vice president of development
and acquisitions for the Trump Organization, her father’s company.
Ivanka, who gave birth
to her third child in March, belongs to the Upper East Side Orthodox
synagogue Kehilath Jeshurun with Kushner and has described her family as
“pretty observant.” She made Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list in 2014, a year before her husband did.
Epshteyn, 34, is a Republican political strategist and staunch defender of Trump who has appeared as the president-elect’s surrogate on major TV networks over 100 times, The New York Times reported.
A New York-based investment banker and finance attorney, Epshteyn
worked as a communications aide for Sen. John McCain’s presidential
campaign in 2008, focusing his efforts on the Arizona senator’s running
mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whom Trump is reportedly considering for interior secretary, according to Politico.
Epshteyn, a Moscow native, moved to the United States in 1993. A fluent Russian speaker who has moderated
a panel encouraging investment in Moscow, he may serve as an asset for
Trump in navigating relations with Russia — Trump has expressed his
desire to improve ties with President Vladimir Putin.
Then again, Epshteyn’s temper may make him less of an asset to Trump.
TV hosts described him as “very combative” and “abrasive,” and in 2014,
Epshteyn was charged
with misdemeanor assault after he was involved in a bar tussle. The
charge was dropped after Epshteyn agreed to undergo anger management
training and perform community service.
Miller, 30, has played a crucial role in Trump’s campaign, helping to
warm up crowds at rallies and drafting speeches, including the
president-elect’s acceptance speech at the Republican National
Miller, who has described
himself as “a practicing Jew,” joined the Trump campaign in January,
quickly rising through the ranks to become “one of the most important
people in the campaign,” as Trump’s campaign manager told The Wall Street Journal. Previously he worked for seven years as an aide to Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., helping the lawmaker draft materials
to kill a bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill. Some of Sessions’
arguments contain similarities to Trump’s harsh and often controversial
statements on the issue, such as calling for building a wall on the
Mexican border and banning Muslim immigration to the country.
Though Miller grew up in a liberal Jewish home in Southern California, he was drawn to conservative causes early. As a high school student he wrote
a letter to the editor of a local paper in which he slammed his school
for providing free condoms to students and for making announcements both
in English and Spanish, among other things.
Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, worked as Trump’s national finance chairman during the campaign with the aim of raising more than $1 billion for the candidate.
Trump and Mnuchin have been friends for 15 years, and prior to being
in charge of Trump’s campaign finances, Mnuchin served as an adviser.
Part of what The New York Times describes as one of Manhattan’s elite
“most influential families,” Mnuchin and his father both got rich working
at Goldman Sachs. The younger Mnuchin also co-founded the entertainment
company RatPac-Dune Entertainment, which has worked on such Hollywood
hits as “Avatar” and “Black Swan.”
Trump teaming up with Mnuchin as unusual, considering that the
real-estate mogul had consistently bashed Goldman Sachs. But it didn’t
seem to get in the way of a good working relationship — Trump is now
reportedly considering Mnuchin for the position of Treasury secretary, according to Politico.
Eisenberg, the private equity chief for Granite Capital International
Group, serves as finance chairman for the Republican National
Committee. He was one of a small group of Republican Jewish Coalition
board members who did not flee from Trump’s candidacy, and was a major contributor to groups backing Trump’s election — only nine of 55 RJC board members gave to Trump. Alongside Mnuchin, he worked to raise funds for the candidate.
Eisenberg grew up in New Jersey, the Forward reported, and he has been floated
as a possible pick for commerce secretary in the Trump administration.
He was the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at
the time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
JTA that he was “extremely enthusiastic” about a Trump presidency,
calling him “a strong advocate for Israel, a strong advocate for justice
Glassner was not new to Republican presidential campaigns when Trump appointed
him last year to serve as his national political director. He worked as
director of vice presidential operations for McCain’s 2008 campaign and
ran Geogre W. Bush’s campaign in Iowa in 2000. He has also worked with
Palin and Sen. Bob Dole, a former presidential candidate.
Like many of Trump’s Jewish advisers, Glassner is outspoken in his
support of Israel. Prior to joining the Trump campaign, he worked as the
political director for AIPAC’s Southwest Regional. Glassner has praised
the anti-establishment movement, and he told
Jewish Insider that his experience with Palin and the fact that he
lives in New Jersey, not Washington, D.C., made him a good fit
for Trump’s political outsider message. He also served as a senior
adviser to Eisenberg when he was the Port Authority chairman.