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October 25, 2013

Adelson wants nuke threat against Iran [VIDEO]

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Las Vegas Sands Corp Chairman and Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson testifies on the witness stand at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 4. Photo by Jeff Scheid/Pool/Files/Reuters

Las Vegas Sands Corp Chairman and Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson testifies on the witness stand at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 4. Photo by Jeff Scheid/Pool/Files/Reuters

Blogger Philip Weiss captured video of Sheldon Adelson’s call this week for the United States to detonate a nuclear bomb as a warning to Iran. The comment, made in a panel discussion at Yeshiva University, has been widely criticized. But a spokesperson for Adelson, a multibillionaire gaming magnate and major supporter of Republican causes, said his boss was just being hyperbolic.

“Mr. Adelson was using hyperbole to make a point that … actions speak louder than words,” said Ron Reese, according to a report in the Forward.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who moderated the panel, also defended Adelson, and called the comment “innocuous.”

“Those who seem alarmed by Sheldon’s overstatement on the extent to which the United States should go to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon will at least protest that much more loudly against its actual development,” Boteach said in a news release.

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