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(THREAD) There are ties between former PM @stephenharper and @HouseGOP mega-donor #SheldonAdelson. 1/9
#SheldonAdelson was a driving force behind Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv and the decision to withdraw from the #IranNuclearDeal. @kenvogel says Adelson is very close to Trump2/9
The billionaire Casino magnate is a top donor to the Republicans. He pledged an additional $30 million to the GOP last week, just as the embassy was being moved and Trump bailed on the Iran Nuclear deal. 3/9
Former PM @stephenharper put his name to an ad in @nytimes congratulating Trump for making the right decision on Iran. 4/9
The ad was sponsored by the @Friendsisrael, of which #Harper and US Natl’ security advisor @AmbJohnBolton are a founder members and Adelson funds. 5/9
In 2016 @stephenharper was invited to Adelson's 44-thousand square foot mansion in Las Vegas, where he was the guest of honour at a private gathering for Jewish Republicans @kenvogel says it fits Adelson’s M.O. to recruit foreign leaders who align with his views 6/9
#StephenHarper echoed his support for #Israel during a speech at a Quebec Synagogue last week. 7/9
In the last couple of months, #StephenHarper has come out of political hibernation to reiterate his stance on foreign policy issues. He became chair of the International Democrat Union @IDU_Secretariat, an international alliance of centre right parties 8/9
Within weeks of @stephenharper taking on his new role at the IDU, his successor Conservative Party leader, @AndrewScheer, said if his party wins the federal elections, expected next year, he’d recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. 9/9

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