Speaking of Jewish wealth/success, USA Today reports on the massive speaking fees earned last year by State Department envoys Richard Holbrooke and Dennis Ross, $1.7 million and $420,000 respectively--half of Ross's speaking income from Jewish groups.
Per his disclosure statement, Ross, whose portfolio includes Iran, is a multi-millionaire. He typically makes upward of $10,000 for a speaking fee. Though it's interesting that he gets $15,000, $16,000 each from two synagogues, the Jewish National Fund, and the Jewish Federation, but $1,500-$2,000 from various universities. Values out of whack?
Ross pulled $5,000 from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs--the outfit chaired by Obama supporter Lester Crown--which censored Walt and Mearsheimer. And he got $40,000 for five speeches to AIPAC last year.