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  • Sheldon: Improve Israel’s odds

    By Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    I didn’t attend the Sheldon Adelson anti-BDS conclave in Las Vegas last weekend for one good reason: I wasn’t invited.  

    Nope, it was a meeting only of like minds, who convened on the home turf of the Republican Party’s most influential donor to find and fund solutions to the...

  • The Adelson-Saban coalition should be emulated by all supporters of Israel

    3 weeks ago

    In the pro-Israel camp and in the Jewish community, there are many divisions and disagreements regarding how we should handle our advocacy for Israel. While some of the greatest differences in opinion concern Israel’s policies, many concern which candidates and...

  • Making ourselves vulnerable to BDS — again

    By Gary Wexler

    3 weeks ago

    As they continue to march down their paths to success, are the strategists, creative idea makers and funders of BDS laughing at Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban, Adam Milstein and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach?

    Last weekend, these men led a meeting in Las Vegas that brought together the...

  • Moving and shaking: AFHU award dinner, TRZ Yom HaShoah event and fire safety at B’nai David-Judea

    By Ryan Torok

    June 3, 2015 | 5:19 pm

    New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) celebrated its upcoming name-change to de Toledo High School — which goes into effect July 1 — during the school’s annual gala at the Skirball Cultural Center on May 17. 

    The event honored members of the de Toledo family: Alyce and Philip...

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  • Sheldon Adelson hosting private meeting to stem BDS tide on campuses

    June 1, 2015 | 3:17 pm

    Sheldon Adelson will host a private meeting in Las Vegas of Jewish philanthropists and organizations aiming to counter rising anti-Israel activity on college campuses.

    The meeting to brainstorm and fund strategies will be held this weekend at Adelson’s Venetian casino, the...

  • George W. Bush made a painting for Sheldon Adelson

    May 14, 2015 | 1:12 pm

    Jewish casino magnate and political mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is now the proud owner of a painting by a reclusive artist whose works are rarely seen in public – and happens to be a former U.S. president.

    The New York Times has reported that George W. Bush, who began painting...

  • Courting Adelson is not Jewish outreach

    April 23, 2015 | 3:23 pm

    This weekend, a collection of GOP presidential candidates will arrive in Las Vegas for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But don’t allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that these candidates are making a real attempt to appeal to American Jewish voters. Their...

  • Daily Kickoff: Rubio leads Adelson primary | Ressler buys the Hawks | Slang of the Diamond District

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  • Moving and shaking: The Dead Sea Scrolls, JQ International, JIMENA and more

    By Ryan Torok

    March 11, 2015 | 12:21 pm

    “Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition” represents not only “the birth of modern Judaism but also of Christianity … and later, Islam. … So we’re really celebrating the Abrahamic traditions and monotheistic religions,” explained David Siegel, the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles,...

  • It’s still about democracy

    November 20, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    [UPDATED on Nov. 26, 2014]

    Against the backdrop of increasing terror in Israel, the right-wing bloc in the ruling coalition proposed legislation that seems to give Israel’s Jewish character primacy over its democratic nature, creating a rift with the coalition’s centrists.

    For...

  • So right, yet so wrong: The truth Sheldon Adelson told us

    By Michael Berenbaum

    November 19, 2014 | 3:20 pm

    The media has covered casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s address to the Israeli-American Council, a recently formed organization of Israelis who live in the United States, many of whom have truthfully become Israeli Americans.

    When asked what to do about the land and what to do...

  • Appeals court hears claims in Adelson v. NJDC lawsuit

    August 29, 2014 | 1:22 pm

    A federal appeals court heard arguments in a bid by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to reinstate a defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council and two of its formal principals.

    Arguments in the 2nd Circuit on Thursday focused on whether a hyperlink in an...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

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