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  • Soros pledges $1 million to Obama Super PAC

    October 1, 2012 | 9:49 am

    Billionaire George Soros pledged $1 million to a Super PAC supporting President Obama.

    The donation reported over the weekend by The New York Times will go to Priorities USA Action. It reportedly was announced Sept. 27 at a luncheon held by the Democracy Alliance, a group of...

  • Analyst in chief: Romney’s Palestinian problem

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 23, 2012 | 7:12 am

    A slightly shorter and slightly different version of this article appeared Friday in the International Herald Tribune / New York Times.


    That Palestinians aren't joining their Israeli neighbors in crossing their fingers for a Mitt Romney victory in the U.S. election should not...

  • AJC poll: 69 percent of Fla. Jews for Obama, 25 percent for Romney

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 20, 2012 | 3:37 pm

    A new survey conducted by American Jewish Committee (AJC) earlier this month shows that 69 percent of Jewish voters in Florida are backing President Barack Obama; 25 percent of respondents said they would support Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney.

    The results, which are...

  • Turkey’s Erdogan says Israel sent ‘richest Jew’ to intercede

    September 20, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a Turkish newspaper that Israel sent "the richest Jewish man in the world" to create better relations between the two countries.

    Erdogan said in an interview with the daily Hurriyet published on Sept. 17 that Israel only has ties...

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  • Report: Romney win could mean $2-billion tax cut bonanza for Adelson

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 11, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    Sheldon Adelson’s pledge to spend $100 million this year trying to elect a Republican President may have been eye-popping, but it’s not as large as the tax cut the billionaire casino mogul could reap should Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney be elected this November.

    The...

  • In campaign for Jewish votes, GOP has the money, Dems have the history

    September 11, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    In the battle for Jewish votes this November, both parties acknowledge the other’s advantage: Republicans have the money and Democrats have the history.

    The funding disparity was evident on Sunday and Monday when the Republican Jewish Coalition rolled out major voter outreach...

  • Romney/Ryan and the lullaby of lying

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 27, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    It shouldn’t have taken Todd Akin’s crackpot contraception comment to alert us that Paul Ryan thinks rape is just another “method of conception.” 

    If the news media hadn’t grown blasé about the Republican war on women, plenty of pre-Akin Americans would have already known that...

  • August 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 24, 2012 | 5:18 am

    In-depth

    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...

  • Adelsons donate to PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s campaign

    August 21, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Casino mogul and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife have contributed to an independent super PAC to support Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s congressional candidacy.

    Adelson and his wife, Miriam, each gave $250,000 to a new independent super political action committee, the Patriot...

  • VP hopeful Paul Ryan meets with Sheldon Adelson

    August 15, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    Paul Ryan met with Sheldon Adelson, a major giver to Republicans in the effort to defeat President Obama, just days after being tapped by presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as his running mate.

    Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, met Tuesday with Adelson and other major Republican...

  • August 14, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 13, 2012 | 11:17 pm

    In-depth

    High Anxiety

    Israel is having a worrisome summer, writes Elliott Abrams in the Weekly Standard, given the rise of Egypt’s Islamists, worsening instability in Syria and Iran’s ongoing nuclear aspirations.

    Pessimism is rife in Israel. One day of Egyptian Army attacks...

  • On Adelson vs. NJDC we are all losers

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 10, 2012 | 5:09 am

    Forgive me for looking at this from a lofty height, and for being ‎so boringly establishment-minded: But Sheldon Adelson vs. the ‎National Jewish Democratic Council is not just a bitter personal battle ‎between a philanthropist of the right and an organization of the left. It...

  • 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...

  • Sheldon Adelson sues Jewish Democratic group

    August 8, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Sheldon Adelson is suing the National Jewish Democratic Council for defamation.

    Lawyers for Adelson, the casino magnate and major Republican donor, had sent a warning letter to the NJDC and to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last week after each body publicly stated...

  • For Adelson, political and Jewish giving are all of a piece

    August 7, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    Call it the Adelson conundrum: What happens when the guy who acts as if he owns the room really does?

    In March at TribeFest, the annual gathering of young adults organized by the Jewish Federations of North America at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, Sheldon Adelson walked in on a...

  • Silverman video prompts some heat for Schleppers, but more is to come

    July 19, 2012 | 11:44 am

    After releasing a lewd video this week in which comedienne Sarah Silverman offers to perform a sexual act with billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson if he’ll support President Obama’s reelection campaign, the team behind the video is taking some heat.

    The video was born of...

  • July 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 19, 2012 | 12:07 am

    In-depth

    Unsettled Times in Israel

    Bernard Gwertzman of the Council on Foreign Relations holds on a wide-ranging conversation with Elliott Abrams about the state of affairs in Israel, including the possibility of new elections, unease over Syria and whether a strike on Iran is...

  • Sarah Silverman's 'Indecent Proposal' and what that means for modern politics

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2012 | 5:30 pm

    By the time you read this, you probably will have watched Sarah Silverman in her underwear, demonstrating a lesbian sex act with her dog.

    Because that’s the way politics works these days.

    Silverman wrote and stars in a short video, called “Scissor Sheldon,” posted at...

  • As U.S. officials descend on Israel, Republicans rally for votes

    July 17, 2012 | 9:43 am

    For a few days at least, the old joke about Israel being the 51st U.S. state feels true.

    A litany of U.S. officials and politicians are parading through Israel this month, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt...

  • National Jewish Democratic Council removes Adelson petition

    July 12, 2012 | 10:32 am

    The National Jewish Democratic Council, citing peace among Jewish groups, has taken down a petition calling on Republicans not to accept money from Sheldon Adelson.

    “Accusations against Mr. Adelson were made not by us, but by others, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ),” said a...

  • Jewish Dems’ call on GOP to cut off Adelson’s giving revives civility talk

    July 10, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    Sheldon Adelson, whose cash and rhetoric has hit candidates hard this election cycle, just got swiped himself.

    The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) wants Republicans, including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, to stop taking “dirty money” from Adelson...

  • Why a Jewish Democratic leader attacked Sheldon Adelson

    By  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    July 10, 2012 | 9:50 am

    The most unpleasant people I have encountered in politics are those who put party before principle, partisanship before politeness, tribal political doctrine before common human decency. Since beginning my run for Congress I have been approached by Republicans convinced that Barack...

  • June 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 24, 2012 | 4:15 am

    Noteworthy

    Hamas entrenched in Gaza after 5 years of rule

    Ibrahim Barzak and Karin Laub of the Associated Press take a critical look at Hamas’ rule in Gaza.

    Are there lessons to be learned here about what would follow in Egypt should Islamists ultimately come to power there? The...

  • Adelson says he’ll pay ‘whatever it takes’ to oust Obama

    June 14, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    Sheldon Adelson reportedly has said he will donate “whatever it takes” to defeat President Obama.

    Forbes Magazine reported Thursday that a source close to the casino magnate said that Adelson is willing to donate more than the $10 million he gave this week to Restore Our Future, a...

  • Sheldon Adelson gives Romney super-PAC $10 million

    June 13, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    Sheldon Adelson gave a pro-Mitt Romney super-PAC $10 million.

    The donation to Restore Our Future, a political action committee that works parallel to the Romney campaign, was reported by multiple media on Wednesday and fulfills the casino magnate’s promise to throw his weight behind...

  • Adelson and Romney meet

    May 30, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Mitt Romney met with Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who took aim at Romney’s presidential campaign by substantially backing challenger Newt Gingrich.

    Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and likely Republican presidential candidate, met for 45 minutes Tuesday...

  • Gingrich, bowing out, thanks Adelsons

    May 3, 2012 | 11:59 am

    Newt Gingrich, bowing out of the race for the Republican presidential nod, thanked Miriam and Sheldon Adelson for helping to sustain his campaign.

    “We share a combined concern about the Middle East and a combined concern about American security and the survival of Israel,” Gingrich,...

  • April 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 25, 2012 | 3:18 am

    An eyewitness account of the 1948 battle for Jerusalem

    Matti Friedman of the Times of Israel presents a glimpse into the journal of British ‎clergyman Hugh Jones, who remained in Jerusalem as the fight for control of the city ‎waged around him.  ‎

    Report of a two-hour cease...

  • 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...

  • April 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 16, 2012 | 3:52 am

    Israel’s right to say ‘no’

    Smadar Shir of Ynet supports Israel’s decision to deny entry to dozens of pro-Palestinian ‎activists who were part of a coordinated demonstration. ‎

    When a US embassy official refuses to grant a certain person a visa because he was ‎born in...

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