Israel- Why it is so important to USA?

Let us look at some basic data about Israel:

Land mass- 21,937 Sq km (0.67% of Indian landmass); world rank 152 lower than Taiwan

Population- 9,043,387 (2023 est.) Population of Mumbai 17 million (2023 est.) World rank-98

Population break up-73.5% Jewish, 21.1% Arab; By religion- Jewish 73.5%, Muslim 18.1%, Christian 1.9%

Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 394 Billion (1921 est.) data are in 2017 dollars Rank -48 ; Real GDP Per capita(2017 US dollar) -42,100 (2012 est.

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So , by all measures, Israel is a small country. But it is very important for a variety of reasons- mostly geo-political. However, the reason that drives every thing else is Israel’s ethnic feature. It is the only country with overwhelming Jewish majority. This is the community that leads the world finance and technology to a large extent. Let the following data speak for itself.

US Financial Sector Top Guns- Jews

Michael Rubens:  majority owner, co-founder and CEO of Bloomberg 

Lloyd Craig Blankfein – senior chairman of Goldman Sachs since 2019, and chairman and CEO from 2006 until the end of 2018.

Gary David Cohn – chief economic advisor to US presisdent-2017 to 2018;

president and COO of Goldman Sachs. vice-chairman of IBM on January 5, 2021

David Scott Blitzer-a senior executive at the private equity firm Blackstone 

George Soros–  Investor – net worth of US$6.7 billion (as of October 2023)

Jonathan Scott Lavine – co-managing partner of Bain Capital, chief investment officer of Bain Capital Credit;

Richard Severin Fuld Jr– was the final chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers.

Henry R. Kravis – KKR & Co.-a leading global investment firm.

Michael Robert Milken – indicted for securities fraud in 1989 ; net worth of US$6 billion as of 2022

Ronald Owen Perelman – banker, and investor

Bruce Jay Wasserstein -mergers and acquisitions specialist

Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill -former chief executive and chairman of Citigroup.

James Harris Simons-described as the “greatest investor on Wall Street”,

Stephen Allen Schwarzman– founder chairman of the Blackstone Group also briefly chairman of President Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

Forbes Israel (2022) presents: 267 billionaires of Jewish origin with a combined net worth of 1.7 trillion dollars. The top 20 of them are given below.

Person– Net worth (Billion USD) –Company

1 Larry Ellison   102.9     Oracle

2 Larry Page       85.2        Google

3 Sergey Brin     81.8        Google

4 Steve Ballmer 78.9        Microsoft

5 Michael Bloomberg    76.8 Bloomberg

6 Michael Dell   52.0        Dell Technologies

7 Mark Zuckerberg          42.7 Facebook

8 Len Blavatnik 31.6        Music, Energy, Real Estate

9 Alain Wertheimer       31.2 Chanel

10 Gerard Wertheimer 31.2 Chanel

11 Stephen Schwarzman 30.0     investments

12 Jeff Yass         30.0        trading, investments

13 Miriam Adelson  29.7 casinos 

14 Jim Simons   28.1        hedge funds

15 Leonid Mikhelson     24.4 gas, chemicals

16 Leonard Lauder 20.3 Estee Lauder

17 Carl Icahn     18.6        investments      

18 Daniel Gilbert 18.5    Quicken Loans

19 David Tepper 18.5     hedge funds      

20 Steve Cohen 17.5 hedge funds

Finally let us list the top positions in Biden administration occupied by Jewish persons.

Ron Klain– Chief of Staff (2021-2023), replaced by Jeffrey Zients.

Janet Yellin– Secretary of Treasury

Alejandro Mayorkas -Secretary of Homeland Security

Tony Blinken-Secretary of State

Merrick Garland– Attorney General

Jared Bernstein -Council of Economic Advisers

Mandy Cohen-Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2023)

Wendy Sherman-Deputy Secretary of State

Anne Neuberger-Deputy National Security Adviser for Cybersecurity

Jeffrey Zients-COVID-19 Response Coordinator (2021-2023), Chief of Staff (2023)

David Kessler-Co-chair of the COVID-19 Advisory Board and

Head of Operation Warp Speed

David Cohen-CIA Deputy Director

Avril Haines-Director of National Intelligence

Rachel Levine-Deputy Health Secretary

Jennifer Klein-Co-chair Council on Gender Policy

Jessica Rosenworcel-Chair of the Federal Communications Commission

Stephanie Pollack -Deputy Administrator-The Federal Highway Administration

Polly Trottenberg -Deputy Secretary of Transportation

Mira Resnick-State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Security

Roberta Jacobson-National Security Council “border czar”

Gary Gensler-Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman*

Genine Macks Fidler– National Council on the Humanities

Shelley Greenspan-White House liaison to the Jewish community

Thomas Nides-U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Eric Garcetti-U.S. Ambassador to India

Amy Gutmann-U.S. Ambassador to Germany

David Cohen-U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Mark Gitenstein-U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

Deborah Lipstadt-Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Jonathan Kaplan-U.S. Ambassador to Singapore

Marc Stanley-U.S. Ambassador to Argentina

Rahm Emanuel-U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Sharon Kleinbaum-Commissioner of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Dan Shapiro-Adviser on Iran (2021-2023), Senior Advisor for Regional Integration (2023)

Alan Leventhal-U.S. Ambassador to Denmark

Michael Adler-U.S. Ambassador to Belgium

Michèle Taylor-U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council

Jonathan Kanter– Assistant Attorney General in the US Dept. of Justice Antitrust Division

Jed Kolko -Under Secretary at the Department of Commerce

Aaron Keyak-Deputy Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Stuart Eizenstat-Special Adviser on Holocaust Issues

Steven Dettelbach-Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Amos Hochstein-Bureau of Energy Resources Special Envoy

Eric Lander-Science and Technology Adviser

Ned Price-State Department Spokesperson

Ellen Germain-U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues

Edward Siskel– White House Counsel