Diller helped create the Fox Broadcasting Company with Jared Kushner’s and Jacob Rothschild’s good friend Rupert Murdoch.
Edgar Bronfman Jr., Michael Eisner and Chelsea Clinton are on the board of directors of IAC.
Diller has also put Chelsea Clinton on the board of another company.
Barry Diller and his wife Diane von Furstenberg are good friends with Josh Kushner (Jared’s brother) and his supermodel fiancée Karlie Kloss.
Diller had this to say of Ivanka Trump (and the "evil character" Donald):
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/24/styl ... r-iac.htmlI mean, we were friendly.
I would sit next to her every once in a while at a dinner. And I, as everyone did, was like, ‘Oh, my God, how could this evil character have spawned such a polite, gracious person? I don’t think we feel that way now.
Bizarrely both Kloss and Joshua Kushner expressed their support for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/0 ... -paparazzi
In 2009, Jared Kushner’s Observer Media Group acquired an 80% stake in Barry Diller’s e-mail service Very Short List: https://nypost.com/2009/06/15/most-of-v ... o-kushner/
On 31 January 2006, a controlling interest in the Israel Discount Bank (IDB) was acquired by an investor group led by Matthew Bronfman (younger brother of Edgar Bronfman Jr.) - $300 million for a 26% stake, with an option on a further 25%. The deal gave Bronfman ownership of IDB's wholly owned subsidiary, the Israel Discount Bank of New York.
Regulators approved the deal after the IDB bank agreed to pay $25 million to settle a money-laundering probe of its New York unit. On 17 December 2005, the New York Times reported that some $2.2 billion of illegal funds had been transmitted from Brazil through the IDB in New York (IDBNY).
The Jerusalem Post reported on 2 November 2006, that the scale of money-laundering going on at the Israeli bank was much, much larger than the Brazil case reported in the New York Times.
A "substantial" part of $35.4 billion in third-party wire transfers during the year ended March 2005 showed traits common to laundering operations. This $35 billion of “not monitored” transactions was settled for $12 million: http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data ... 1230169460
(archived here: http://archive.is/i6Yus)
In September 2007, it became public knowledge that the Israel Discount Bank, Israel’s third biggest bank and its US subsidiary the largest Israeli bank outside Israel, transferred money (shekels) to the Bank of Palestine that ended up in accounts held by the Hamas Executive Force at the Palestine Islamic Bank in Gaza.
According to Israel and the US it’s illegal to transfer funds to Hamas, which they call a “terrorist” organisation.
The IDB was blatantly defended by Israeli authorities, who claimed that they couldn’t have known that the Bank of Palestine was supplying shekels to the Palestine Islamic Bank.
A senior Israeli official commented “Unbeknownst to Discount Bank, it was clearing money for the Executive Force”: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pale ... 1920070927
(archived here: http://archive.is/WJ6UO)
Jared Kushner has expanded his personal ties to Israeli financial firms as he oversees policy in the Middle East for President Donald.
Jared Kushner had an unsecured line of credit for as much as $5 million from the Bronfman controlled Israel Discount Bank in 2017. In 2018, this has jumped to a maximum of $25 million.
Kushner Cos. “loaned” another $5 million to $25 million from the Bank of America, for a deal with the Israeli Psagot Investment House. Jared and wife Ivanka Kushner was a direct party to this deal: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... aeli-firms
(archived here: http://archive.is/Gb0xl)
Israel is one of 4 countries that reportedly discussed how to exploit the business interests of Jared Kushner.
Kushner directed a campaign to combat the Obama administration’s 11th-hour effort in December 2016 to pass a UN resolution against Israel’s settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. Kushner allegedly contacted the Russian ambassador in an attempt to sway their UN vote.
Kushner Companies also received at least 4 “loans” from Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest bank, which is under investigation of the US Department of Justice for helping US citizens evade taxes through undeclared accounts through its Swiss division.
Shortly before President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel in May 2017, accompanied by Jared Kushner, Menora Mivtachim (one of Israel’s largest insurers) invested $30 million in Kushner Companies.
In 2012, the Kushners and Raz Steinmetz joined forces to buy nearly $190 million worth of apartment buildings in lower Manhattan.
Raz’s uncle, Beny Steinmetz is under investigation in 4 countries - the United States, Israel, Switzerland and Guinea - on charges of bribery and money laundering.
Through the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation, the Kushners have also supported several “charities” on the occupied West Bank.
The controversial Bet El Institutions, that supports one of the West Bank’s most radical settlements, received $20,000 from the Kushner Foundation in 2013.
Between 2011 and 2013, the family foundation donated a total of $315,000 to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). Until he joined the Trump administration in January 2017, Jared Kushner even served on the FIDF national board: https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premiu ... -1.5865165
I’m almost sure it has nothing to do with the festive opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem...
See the US delegation posing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem. In the centre is Sara Netanyahu, to her right husband Benjamin Netanyahu, to his right US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner; 13 May 2018, Jerusalem.