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    90% of Bibi’s Campaign Funds From U.S.

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a victory speech in Tel Aviv after winning the Likud party primary January 1, 2015. Netanyahu has been voted in as head of the right-wing Likud party, overcoming his first hurdle toward winning a fourth term in office in a March general election, results of a party primary published on Thursday showed. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

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    More than 90 percent of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s $250,000 in campaign funds has come from donors in the United States—and just three families contributed more than half of that amount. “There is a well-established network in the U.S. through the group, American Friends of the Likud, which is connected to people who care about Israel and its future,” said a Likud party adviser. “He doesn’t even have to ask and they give.” Netanyahu began his re-election campaign Monday. He is the second longest serving prime minister of Israel.

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