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August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012

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Sheldon Adelson in Jerusalem, July 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

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The Shameful Silence of Sheldon Adelson’s Myriad Beneficiaries

Dovid Efune of Algemeiner asks why none of the hundreds of beneficiaries of Sheldon Adelson’s largesse have spoken up to defend him.

Sure Adelson is rich, very rich, but in many ways he is the same as you and me. He strives not to pay more taxes then he legally owes, and is passionate about his opinions and beliefs on a number of matters. Unlike most of us however, he gives away a lot of his money in the service of what he believes will make the world a better place for his descendants to live in. Living by Ghandi’s idiom, “be the change you want to see in the world.”

Turkey’s Syria Split

Turkey is divided on what course to pursue in Syria, and the the ruling party’s ability to sell a more muscular policy is by no means guaranteed, writes Soner Cagaptay for the Washington Institute.

Daily Digest

  • Times of Israel:‎ Barak and Egyptian counterpart reportedly come to terms over Sinai offensive

  • Haaretz:‎ Heading for an iceberg called Iran

  • Jerusalem Post:‎ Groups to Obama: Denounce ‘radical’ rabbi support

  • Ynet:‎ Former IDF chief Ashkenazi comes out against Iran strike

  • New York Times:‎ Debate: Has Support for Israel Hurt U.S. Credibility?

  • Washington Post:‎ The Cordesman criteria

  • Wall Street Journal:‎ Iran Opposition Leader Suffers Heart Attack

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