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Daily Kickoff: Batch of emails – Hillary’s Gefilte fish; Saban’s chicken sh** | NORPAC to host Schumer | New Yorkers, 2/3 Amigos to protest Gillibrand

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TOP TALKER — Latest Batch of Hillary Emails: “Why Hillary sent a bizarre email about Gefilte fish” by Brett LoGuirato: “The subject line: “Gefilte fish.” The body of the email: “Where are we on this?” Yair Rosenberg detailed the backstory. Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the United States, wrote in his memoir that Clinton was trying to get Israel to sign off on a blocked shipment of Asian carp from the US.” [BusinessInsiderTabletWashPost] • Search Hillary’s emails [State]

Sidney Blumenthal emailed Hillary after the 2010 midterms — “Malcolm Hoenlein has been raising money hand over fist for the Republicans through Eric Cantor, now his vehicle. The donors are many of the same US donors to Bibi and Likud. Implications obvious.” [Pic]

Sidney Blumenthal sent Hillary an article written by his son Max Blumenthal titled “The Great Islamophobic Crusade: Inside the Bizarre Cabal of Secretive Donors, Demagogic Bloggers, Pseudo-Scholars, European Neo-Fascists, Violent Israeli Settlers, and Republican Presidential Hopefuls Behind the Crusade.” Hillary asked Monica Hanley to print the article for her. [Pic]

Blumenthal sent Hillary advice prior to her speech to AIPAC: “AIPAC itself has become an organ of the Israeli right, specifically Likud. By acknowledging J Street you give them legitimacy, credibility and create room within the American Jewish community for debate supportive of the administration’s pursuit of the peace process. Just by mentioning J Street in passing, AIPAC becomes a point on the spectrum, not the controller of the spectrum.” [Pic]

Hillary to Sen. Mikulski: “All your AIPAC friends told me you’re doing well so take care and keep going.” [Pic]

Hillary to Jake Sullivan — subject line “Re: AIPAC”: “Pls add to the acknowledgements: Howard Friedman, Ester Kurz and Richard Fishman.” [Pic]

Haim Saban sent Clinton aide Doug Band an article written by Mort Zuckerman titled, “World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur.” Saban adds “This is a must read,,,, and your bosses too. WOW!!!! What a hatchet job…. this is the very strong “Coffeee [sic] party”… forget the tea party… they’re chicken sh** compared to this. Just the title…” Huma Abedin forwarded the email to Hillary. [Pic]

Hillary wrote to her aides: “Also, Jack Rosen still wants a mtg sometime in the future. So ask Lona just to add him to a list but not schedule it.” [Pic]

Lanny Davis to Hillary: “My dear Rabbi and ardent ardent Hillary supporter would be thrilled to hear from you.” [Pic]

Hillary to Lynn Forester de Rothschild: “I was trying to reach you to tell you and Teddy that I asked Tony Blair to go to Israel as part of our full court press on keeping the Middle East negotiations going. He told me he had a commitment in Aspen with you two and the conference, but after we talked, he decided to go and asked me to tell you. He is very sorry, obviously, but I’m grateful that he accepted my request.” [Pic]

Diane Von Furstenberg wrote Hillary in Nov. 2010: “I am in Abu Dhabi watching you on television with Prime Minister Netanyahu. You are looking so well. You are more and more impressive. I am so proud of you!” [Pic]

Harvey Weinstein wrote: “I realized I haven’t seen you in a long time. I don’t know if movie producers are still worthy in your world, but next time you’re in NYC, I’d love to see you.” [Pic]

2016 WATCH: “Between Iran and a Hawk Base” by Robert Draper: “G.O.P. presidential candidates struggle to craft a foreign policy that can please the gung-ho and win in 2016 — without overpromising military force.” [NYTimesMag]

“Donation to Pro-Bush Super-PAC Tied to Florida Homebuilder Jonathan Jaffe” by Michael Bender: “Jonathan Jaffe, the COO of Lennar Corp., has shared a Laguna Beach, Ca. address with Tierranueva LLC. In April, the company made a $25,000 donation in April to Right to Rise USA, Bush’s super-PAC.” [Bloomberg]

Biden & Michael Adler: “When Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. visits Miami this week, he will have an opportunity to sound out some of the city’s biggest Democratic contributors about a presidential run. The vice president has longstanding relationships in Miami’s donor community, and, as he considers a White House bid, has been in contact with Michael Adler, another real estate mogul there who raised well over six-figures for the Obama-Biden campaign in 2012.” [FirstDraft]

IRAN DEAL — Happening Today: Sen. Chris Coons will host a press event at 2PM announcing his vote on the Iran nuclear deal. The event will be held at the University of Delaware in Newark. [PressRelease]

At 5:30PM, New Yorkers will protest the Iran deal outside Sen. Gillibrand’s office in NYC. Speakers include Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Joe Lieberman. [NewsWire]

At 7PM, AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr will speak at a community gathering in Baltimore [Facebook]

“Iran Nuclear Deal Gains Momentum With Endorsements of Four House Democrats” by Alexander Burns: “In rapid succession, Representatives Nydia M. Velázquez, Gregory W. Meeks and Yvette Clarke of New York backed the deal, as did Representative Patrick Murphy, the Democratic establishment’s choice to compete for the Senate seat being vacated by the Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. Mr. Murphy’s decision was the most surprising.” [NYTimes]

FL SEN RACE: Rep. Patrick Murphy — “I have promised Floridians that they can have faith in me to listen to them, to listen to my conscience, and to deeply study every bill. With the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran on my desk, I have taken my promise more seriously than ever. This has been the toughest decision of my time in Congress. This debate has proven to me that America and Israel are fortunate to have so many passionate, diverse voices who all want the same things: a nuclear-free Iran, a secure Israel, and peace in our time. In the interest of all three, I will be supporting this deal and voting against a Resolution of Disapproval in September.” [Statement]

Republican candidate Carlos Lopez-Cantera responds to Murphy: “A better deal could be an option if enough democrats with courage stood up for Israel and against a nuclear Iran.” [Twitter]

INBOX: NORPAC to host Sen. Chuck Schumer in Teaneck on September 20th.

“Meet the Iran Lobby” by Lee Smith: “In the fight over sanctions and the nuclear deal, how did the supposedly all-powerful pro-Israel lobby lose to the slick operatives of the National Iranian American Council?” [TabletMag]

Sen. Tom Cotton meets Bibi in Jerusalem: ““I was honored to spend time with Prime Minister Netanyahu today. There is no one better to discuss the impact of a nuclear Iran, both in the Middle East and in the world,” said Senator Cotton. “Today’s meeting only reaffirms my opposition to this deal. I will stand with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel and work with my colleagues in Congress to stop this deal and to ensure that Israel has the means to defend itself against Iran and its terrorist surrogates.” [Statement] • Cotton met with Moshe Ya’alon [Pic] • And Amos Yadlin [Pic] • Cotton appeared on Morning Joe this morning [YouTube]

Rivlin Profile: “The left’s Likudnik: He may be a lifelong member of the Likud party, but Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, is losing support among Israeli conservatives… But the president’s focus on confronting racism has made him a surprising darling of the Israeli left.” [Economist]

LongRead: “An Exile In The Corn Belt: Israel’s funniest Palestinian writer decamps to the Midwest” by Ruth Margalit: “A century ago, on Mt. Scopus, in Jerusalem, Albert Einstein gave the first lecture at the future Hebrew University, a ninety-minute inquest into cosmic mysteries: the meaning of time, the properties of light. In June, 2014, Sayed Kashua, a novelist, columnist, television writer, and perhaps the most visible representative of Palestinian life in Israel, trudged to the same spot with a more earthbound goal. A reluctant public speaker, he was there to deliver a commencement address to the graduating class. His subject was life between languages, familiar ground for an author who identifies himself as Palestinian but writes solely in Hebrew.” [NewYorker]

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BUSINESS BRIEFS: “The Death and Life of Atlantic City” [NewYorker] • President Obama had dinner at the home of Alice Rogoff, David Rubenstein’s wife, in Anchorage last night [Twitter] • “Saban Entertainment Co-Founder Shuki Levy to Launch Production Company Wonderfish” [Variety] • “David Einhorn’s Greenlight Takes a Beating in August” [WSJ• “Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty looking to rent Park Ave. ‘jewel’ to single tenant” [NYPost• “$10 billion WeWork could have trouble meeting its wildly optimistic financial projections” [BusinessInsider]

SPOTLIGHT — Tony Pritzker: “A Triathlon Junkie Works Out in Wind, in Water and on Weekends” by Jen Murphy: “Pritzker, 54, is a triathlon junkie, as well as the co-founder and managing partner of Pritzker Group, a private equity and venture-capital firm with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles, and the father of seven children ages 8 to 21. His time, he says, is devoted to family, work and training for races with friends. “You could say it’s my hobby,” he says. “Some people golf, some people are into cars. I do triathlons.”” [WSJ]

STARTUP NATION: “Why Israel dominates in cyber security” by Peter Suciu: “Historical, political, and societal factors have turned Israel an epicenter of security innovation, attracting companies like Microsoft.” [Fortune]

TALK OF OUR NATION: “Will dueling op-eds turn into dueling lawsuits?” by Debra Nussbaum Cohen: “A war of words between one of the country’s leading Israel-related organizations, the New Israel Fund (NIF), and Ronn Torossian, a scrappy public relations man who has been campaigning against the organization for the better part of a year, is now on the cusp of becoming a legal battle that will drag in the Jerusalem Post, as well.” [JewishJournal]

DESSERT: “Challah and Brisket, Rethought for Rosh Hashana” [NYTimes]

BIRTHDAYS: Alan Dershowitz turns 77… Harris Vederman… Linda Feldman…

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