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  • Adelson: Nuke Iran to get it to talk business

    October 24, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Sheldon Adelson, a top backer of Republican and right-wing pro-Israel causes, advocated bombing Iran with a nuclear device as a means of negotiation.

    “You pick up your cell phone and you call somewhere in Nebraska and you say ‘OK, let it go,’ and so there’s an atomic weapon goes...

  • Casino in the shuk

    September 5, 2012 | 10:50 am

    On the other side of town, inside Mahane Yehuda Market, today’s Casino de Paris picks up where the British Mandate period left off. Once a popular officer’s club-casino-bordello, the current incarnation is a much tamer late-night haunt. 

    Co-launched by shuk innovator Eli Mizrahi,...

  • Adelson lawsuit describes pressure on NJDC to apologize

    August 9, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Sheldon Adelson’s $60 million defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council describes extensive efforts by his representatives, including Alan Dershowitz, to talk the group into apologizing for intimating that the casino magnate approved of prostitution.

    The...

  • My Weekend in Africa

    By Ilana Angel

    July 2, 2012 | 12:00 am

    I spent the weekend in Africa.  Africa, California that is.  I am certain that in some African dialect, “Palm Springs” translates into “Africa”.  It was 110° in the shade, which made it difficult to do anything.  I went with the Englishman and we had high hopes for a weekend...

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  • Adelson donates $5 million to Republican Super PAC

    April 17, 2012 | 10:48 am

    Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a major giver to the Newt Gingrich presidential bid, has donated $5 million to a Super PAC supporting Republican candidates.

    Adelson and his wife, Miriam, made the donation in February to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC connected to House...

  • Miss. Jewish casino worker wins discrimination lawsuit

    August 22, 2011 | 10:56 am

    A federal jury found that a Mississippi man was fired from his casino job because he’s Jewish.

    Marc Silverberg was fired from his job as food and beverage director at Sam’s Town Casino in August 2008 because of what his former employer claimed was poor performance.

    Silverberg...

  • Your Letters

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Hardliner

    Look no further, you've found a Republican who drives a Prius, as well as a Democrat ("The Hardliner," Aug. 6). In fact, there are four Priuses in our family with two more hybrids on order for 2005. We are making a statement, and more to the point, it is an apolitical...

  • Gaming Hearing Takes Israel Spin

    By David Finnigan

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Bingo impresario Dr. Irving Moskowitz is either the hero of Hawaiian Gardens or a prolific and controversial supporter of West Bank settlements, according to wildly differing viewpoints expressed at a Dec. 18 state Gambling Control Commission hearing on his casino license request....

  • Kramer Wins With a Vegas Loser

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Wayne Kramer identifies with the karmically challenged hero of his sleek new movie, "The Cooler." Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) has bad luck so contagious, a Las Vegas casino employs him to cool down high rollers.

    Kramer -- who is hoarse as luck would have it, in an interview --...

  • Mideast

    By Eric Silver

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Austrian investors are opening a casino inside Palestinian territory, betting that Israelis, Europeans and Gulf Arabs will play

    Rolling the Dice in Jericho

    By Eric Silver, Mideast Correspondent

    Las Vegas has come to the Promised Land....

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