Daily Kickoff: Tom Nides and CIA Director Burns on Biden’s Mideast visit + IDF @ Aspen – Jewish Insider

Posted By on July 21, 2022

Money Matters:WhatsApp founder Jan Koum donated $2 million to the AIPAC-affiliated United Democracy Project last month, according to its newly released June donor report. HighSage Ventures founder Jonathon Jacobson donated $1 million.

Nuke Deal:Special Envoy for Iran Rob MalleytoldCNN that the odds of reaching a new nuclear agreement with Iran diminishes by the day.

Spielberg Scenes:Filmmaker Steven Spielbergdonated$20,000 the maximum legal amount to the reelection campaign of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat. Separately, the Hollywood mogulmadehis music video debut, with a video featuring British band Mumford & Sons shot on the movie directors phone.

Money Matters:Eduardo Saverins B Capital Group investment fundnetted$250 million in an early stage venture capital fundraiser.

Crypto Kid:Bloomberglooksat FTX founderSam Bankman-Frieds flurry of crypto transactions carried out over the past two weeks, which together amount to $1 billion.

Hungry for History:The BBCspotlightsa Budapest restaurant owned by a Holocaust survivor that features traditional Jewish-Hungarian cuisine.

Army Announcement:The Israeli Defense Forceslifteda media ban on discussing its use of armed drones.

Court Case:The International Legal Forum, an Israeli legal network, isappealingto the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations that the Palestinian Authority tortures journalists, dissidents and activists.

Trending Up:Israeli exports areprojectedto reach $165 billion in 2022, up 15% from last years numbers.

Morocco Moment:IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi, in Morocco this week,invitedhis Moroccan counterpart to make an official visit to Israel.

War Warning:Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallahagain threatenedmilitary conflict with Israel as the country negotiates a maritime dispute with Lebanon.

Transition:Kara Blond, the former executive director of the Capital Jewish Museum,is joiningthe National Archives as director of the Office of Presidential Libraries.

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