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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...

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


    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


    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...

  • 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...

  • 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.


  • 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


    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


    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...

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