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Giuliani Rejects Saudi's Gift

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in response to reader comment: I would like to know who is the US presidential candidate that Saudi Arabia give 10 million dollars!! Is this possible?

Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Jan 15, 2008 at 20:59

A NATION CHALLENGED: THE DONATIONS; Citing Comments on Attack, Giuliani Rejects Saudi's Gift

Published: October 12, 2001
Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said yesterday that the city was rejecting a $10 million donation from a wealthy prince from Saudi Arabia who criticized the American government's policies in the Middle East.

The donor, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud, was one of many foreign visitors who have gone to ground zero with the mayor since the trade center attack last month. Yesterday, the prince, who is the chairman of the Kingdom Holding Company and was No. 6 in July on the Forbes list of the world's richest people, attended a memorial service at the site with Mr. Giuliani. There, he gave the mayor a check for $10 million for the Twin Towers Fund, a charity set up by Mr. Giuliani primarily for survivors of uniformed workers who died.


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