Arnon Milchan with Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg at the 88th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016. AFP

How Hollywood Mogul Arnon Milchan Uses His Benjamins to Influence Israeli Politics

The Israeli-born billionaire has been close to politicians in Israel for years, but he doesn’t throw presents around – except of course the cigars and champagne demanded by the prime minister.

At 72, billionaire Israeli-American producer Arnon Milchan is at the top of his game. In the past three years, two films he produced – “12 Years a Slave” and “Birdman” – won Academy Awards for best picture,...

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