The career of Zionist Jew Haim Saban
Haim Saban is a Zionist Jew born in Alexandria, Egypt, and who moved to Israel with his family at age 12. Saban became a promoter and performer in what became a popular Israeli Beatles tribute band, the Lions of Judah, before moving to Paris and then Los Angeles where he was active with a licensing scheme that provided animation studios and television stations with free music for kids cartoons, with Saban Entertainment receiving a royalty whenever the cartoon was rebroadcast.
In 1989, after acquiring a substantial library of kids video programming, he sold a 25% stake to Luxembourg-based media conglomerate RTL for US$15 million. In 1993 he sold rights to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cartoon series (acquired cheaply from Japan) to News Corporation's emerging Fox Kids Network, retaining an estimated 12% of lucrative royalties on Rangers merchandise.
In 1995 Saban Entertainment formed a joint venture with Fox Kids Television, repurchasing the RTL stake for US$40 million. (Bankers Allen & Co. took 1% of the equity, News took 49.5% of the new entity.) Two years later Saban and Fox bought the Family Channel from controversial televangelist and presidential wannabe Pat Robertson for US$1.9 billion. In 2001 Saban prompted sale of Fox Family Worldwide to Disney for an estimated US$5.3bn (inc debt).
In the Jewish paper "Forward" homepage´s "List for Barak's Banquet" (http://www.forward.com/issues/1999/99.07.23/list.html) Haim Saban is - along with Zionist figures Efraim Halevi (head of the Mossad) and Ilan Biran (director general, Israeli Ministry of Defense) - listed as one of the powerful guests at a dinner in the White House for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in 1999. According to the same issue of the "Forward" Haim Saban is a "chairman and CEO, Saban Entertainment; an L.A.-based businessman who helped raise money for Mr. Barak's campaign".
Haim Saban is also in the Jewish paper "Forward", April 25, 2003, named as one of two "Jewish political mega-givers" to politicans in the US.
From Tel Aviv University (TAU) official Homepage:
Brief monthly review of events
Feb. 1, 2002
[underlines below added by Radio Islam]
Former US President William J. Clinton was awarded an honorary doctorate at a gala dinner in Tel Aviv. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon gave an address following the academic procession and TAU President Itamar Rabinovich delivered opening remarks. The Saban Institute for the Study of the American Political System, operating within the TAU School of Government and Policy, was inaugurated at the gala. Remarks were delivered by donor Haim Saban. Doctor (hon.) Clinton delivered the inaugural address, calling upon Arafat to end terrorism and upon Israel to never give up the dream of peace. Among the guests were Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres; Minister of Defense Binyamin Ben-Eliezer; Minister of Finance Silvan Shalom; other ministers and top officials; and US Ambassador Dan Kurtzer. The dinner proceeds were dedicated to the TAU Clinton Program for American Studies at the Entin Faculty of Humanities. TAU Board Member Alfred Akirov chaired the organizing committee.
Commentary by Radio Islam:
As is proven above, Zionist Jew and International Media Mogul Haim Saban is an ardent Zionist associating himself to Zionism´s prime figures and war criminals such as Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres, Mossad chief Efraim Halevi, director general of Israeli Ministry of Defense Ilan Biran and Minister of Defense Binyamin Ben-Eliezer.