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  • What do Rick Perry, Sean Penn, Sheldon Adelson and Chris Christie have in common?

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    May 19, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    The last time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a venue attended by Sheldon Adelson, he alienated the Republican Party mega-donor and other hawkish pro-Israel Jews by referring to the West Bank as “the occupied territories.”

    Sunday night at a gala awards program in...

  • Birthright to bring Israeli-American kids to their homeland

    By Jared Sichel

    May 14, 2014 | 10:27 am

    As the sun dipped below the horizon on the evening of May 6, nearly 100 local supporters of Birthright Israel gathered under a massive tent in the backyard of the Encino estate of philanthropists Adam and Gila Milstein.

    Two hours later, Adam Milstein had announced a new...

  • Newspaper wars, Israel-style

    April 30, 2014 | 1:18 pm

    Israel’s dailies have long been notorious for their strong, explicit political stances. The press is so partisan that when Yediot Aharonot, which is famously anti-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wrote an editorial praising him, the daily had to tell its readers it wasn’t joking....

  • Adelson donation helps Israeli moon mission meet $37m budget

    April 11, 2014 | 2:31 pm

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife have pledged $16.4 million to fund the Israeli SpaceIL mission to the moon.

    The donation by the American Jewish couple’s Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Family Foundation was reported Thursday on the Israeli science news site,...

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  • Israeli-American Council expands to Las Vegas

    April 4, 2014 | 11:46 am

    The Israeli-American Council has established an office in Las Vegas as part of a drive to expand from its Los Angeles base to U.S. cities with major concentrations of Israeli expatriates.

    Miriam Adelson, born in Haifa and the wife of billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, is...

  • Does Adelson buying another newspaper imperil Israeli media?

    April 1, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    What happens when one man controls three major Israeli news outlets?

    That’s the question Israeli media experts are asking just days after Sheldon Adelson, the American casino magnate and Republican mega-donor, purchased the respected conservative weekly Makor Rishon for nearly $5...

  • In Vegas, GOP Jews focus on Israel, while contenders focus on Adelson

    March 31, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    The GOP Jewish faithful descended in force on Sin City, turning out in record numbers and striking a feisty, combative tone at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference.

    According to organizers, some 400 people attended the gathering, where they were feted with poker...

  • N.J.’s Christie apologizes to Adelson over ‘occupied territories’ reference

    March 30, 2014 | 7:23 pm

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly apologized to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for referring to the “occupied territories” in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

    Christie met with Adelson, a major GOP donor, privately on Saturday afternoon in Adelson’s Las Vegas...

  • Adelson to host Jeb Bush at Jewish Republicans event

    March 25, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Sheldon Adelson will host a dinner featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on the eve of a conference of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

    Adelson, the casino magnate seen as a kingmaker in the Republican Party because of his willingness to spend tens of millions of dollars in an...

  • Adelson company’s website hacked

    February 12, 2014 | 2:01 pm

    The website of a casino operator owned by Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson was hacked by unidentified vandals who criticized his support for Israel.

    The hackers on Tuesday took over the home page of websites run by the Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world’s largest casino operator,...

  • Adelson wants nuke threat against Iran [VIDEO]

    October 25, 2013 | 11:01 am

    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...

  • 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...

  • Adelson lawsuit against Jewish Dems is dismissed

    September 30, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    A federal court dismissed a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council brought by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

    A lawyer for Adelson, a Republican Party funder, said he would likely appeal Monday’s ruling by the U.S. District Court in New York.

    The...

  • Sheldon Adelson offered to sway Congress members on Syria vote

    September 11, 2013 | 6:46 am

    Billionaire philanthropist Sheldon Adelson said he was willing to assist President Obama in making the case to Congress for a Syria strike.

    “I would be willing to help out the administration, because I believe it’s the right thing to do,” Adelson, a leading backer of Republicans,...

  • Sheldon Adelson puts money behind nationwide expansion of Israeli American Council

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 10, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    The Israeli American Council (IAC), the nonprofit umbrella organization that sponsors and supports various activities for Israeli-Americans and their families in Southern California, is launching an expansion effort aimed at replicating the IAC’s model across the country.

    The...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    June 13, 2013 | 11:00 am

    Marilyn Ziering and Placido Domingo meet at Temple Beth Am’s gala honoring the Zierings. Photo by Steve Cohn Photography

    Temple Beth Am honored the Ziering family for its generosity to the Los Angeles Jewish community, Israel, the arts and numerous philanthropic...

  • Adelsons donate $40 million to Birthright

    May 23, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated $40 million to the Birthright Israel Foundation.

    Their latest gift brings the couple’s overall donations to the program to $180 million.

    “Sheldon and I are committed to improving the world through cultural exchange and...

  • Adelson to face courtroom cameras despite safety concerns

    April 4, 2013 | 9:46 am

    Sheldon Adelson, a major benefactor of Jewish and Israeli causes, will face courtroom cameras in an upcoming trial despite safety concerns based on his views on Israel.

    A Nevada court ruled against a petition by Adelson asking to keep cameras out of the courtroom during a breach...

  • Israeli Leadership Council changes name

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2013 | 8:37 am

    When the chief executive officer of the Israeli Leadership Council announced at the group’s March 10 gala that the nonprofit’s name is changing to the Israeli American Council (IAC), the reaction from the 900 people in attendance was modest. As animations of the group’s new logo...

  • Ellison is world’s richest Jew, new Forbes billionaire list shows

    March 4, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Oracle's Larry Ellison is the world's richest Jew, according to Forbes' annual world billionaires list for 2013.

    Ellison was among five Jews in the top 25 on the list published Monday. Seventeen Israelis were among the record 1,426 billionaires -- 200 more than in 2012.

    Ellison...

  • Adelson sues Wall Street Journal reporter for libel

    February 25, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    Sheldon Adelson sued a Wall Street Journal reporter for libel for calling him “foul-mouthed.”

    The lawsuit filed on Feb. 22 seeks "damages, including aggravated, exemplary and special damages," for a December article co-written by Kate O'Keeffe. Only O’Keefe is named in the suit,...

  • February 11, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 11, 2013 | 3:27 am

    The US

    Headline: Republican Threatens to Block Pentagon and C.I.A. Nominees

    To Read:  Fouad Ajami tells the story of how a liberal-minded orator began using drones, and wonders why his foreign-policy liberal mindedness at this point only seems to manifest itself as a reluctance...

  • Adelson, Raisman in top 5 on Forward 50 list of influential Jewish Americans

    November 13, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The Jewish Daily Forward's annual list of the 50 most influential Jewish Americans featured Republican Party mega-donor Sheldon Adelson and Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman in the top 5.

    Joining Adelson and the gold-medal winning Raisman in the top 5 of the Forward 50 were composer...

  • On the morning after, Jewish Republicans advise the party

    November 12, 2012 | 9:23 am

    Think immigration through -- again. Forget about gay marriage. And for heaven’s sake, when it comes to rape, shut up!

    The Republican Party as a whole is having the morning-afters, reconsidering how it might have done better in an election that saw the party fail to win the White...

  • November 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 2, 2012 | 3:26 am

    In-depth

    Anatomy of a Deal with Iran

    Writing in the National Interest, Rajan Menon lays out his vision for an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program.

    A negotiated settlement would have to include provisions allowing Iran some level of enrichment but one well below what...

  • The 3 biggest Jewish stories of campaign 2012

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    Amid all the twists leading up to the 2012 election, Jewish stories turned up at each bend in the road. From the perpetual use of Israel as a political football to the little-known Jewish presidential candidate (the Green Party’s Jill Stein, who beat out the better-known Jewess...

  • ZOA cancels annual fundraising gala over tax issues

    October 24, 2012 | 10:22 am

    The Zionist Organization of America, which lost its tax-exempt status earlier this year, has canceled its high-profile annual fundraising dinner.

    Due to legal restrictions, money raised above the costs of the dinner would have gone to an outside account. ZOA would not be able to...

  • Adelsons again donate $500K to Super PAC supporting Boteach

    October 16, 2012 | 8:15 am

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife for a second time have given $500,000 to a Super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s bid for Congress.

    The Adelsons gave the money to the Patriot Prosperity PAC, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the...

  • October 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 12, 2012 | 4:12 am

    In-depth

    Don’t risk Israel’s security on Obama’s words

    Sheldon Adelson lashes out at the president over his policies on Israel, in an opinion piece for JNS.org

    Think about Obama’s anti-Israel friends and mentors—radicals like Rashid Khalidi, Frank Marshall Davis,...

  • Don’t risk Israel’s security on Obama’s words

    October 11, 2012 | 9:20 am

    “Americans who support Israel should take the president at his word,” wrote Haim Saban recently in the New York Times, claiming President Barack Obama is fully committed to the Jewish state.

    But is that true? Should we take him at his word?

    No, not when Israel confronts the...

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