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  • Washington Diary: Why Jewish Republican donors are abandoning Trump

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    A. Jews and Trump

    It is way too early to tell if and how Donald Trump will impact the long-term relations between Jewish Americans and the GOP. A fascinating account by Eitan Hersh and Brian Schaffner shows that Jewish donors were turned off by Trump, and that their contributions...

  • Adelson to give $5 million toward electing Trump, reportedly had pledged $100 million

    4 days ago

    Sheldon Adelson reportedly will contribute $5 million toward electing Donald Trump, a fraction of the pledged $100 million reported earlier this year.

    CNN on Monday quoted a source close to the billionaire casino magnate and backer of pro-Israel and Republican causes as saying...

  • Report: Sheldon Adelson meets with Donald Trump, suggests he demonstrate humility

    August 28, 2016 | 9:08 pm

    Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson told Donald Trump in a private meeting that the Republican presidential candidate must demonstrate a measure of humility, The New York Times reported.

    Adelson, a billionaire casino magnate, also told Trump in the meeting last week in...

  • Cruz may be down, but he is not out as a favorite of the pro-Israel right

    July 21, 2016 | 2:18 pm

    Wednesday night’s gripping tale of a dramatic, sudden repudiation of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by Sheldon Adelson, the major pro-Israel philanthropist and Republican donor, seems a little less consequential in the light of Thursday morning, according to folks who are close with Adelson...

  • Republican convention apologizing to Sheldon Adelson for errors in funding appeal

    July 18, 2016 | 11:53 am

    The Republican National Convention will apologize to Sheldon Adelson for a letter asking him to cover a $6 million shortfall, saying it contained inaccuracies and was not reviewed by all its signatories.

    Politico reported Friday that the convention host committee was set to...

  • Days before launch, Republican convention asks Adelson to make up $6 million shortfall

    July 15, 2016 | 11:08 am

    The Republican Party convention is asking Sheldon Adelson to cover a $6 million shortfall triggered by sponsors walking out over the nominee, Donald Trump.

    Politico reported Thursday that the appeal to the casino magnate came July 12, just six days before the July 18 start of the...

  • Sanders slams Adelson for supporting Trump

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 18, 2016 | 11:07 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tuesday warned that the country “is going to slip into an oligarchic form of society where a handful of billionaires control our political and economic life” after GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson announced his support of Donald...

  • Adelson and Trump

    By Rob Eshman

    May 18, 2016 | 10:59 am

    A couple of months ago, I was sitting in a booth at Langer’s Delicatessen, studying the menu and munching on half-sours when an elderly man caught my eye.

    He was hobbling toward a table, part of a large family entourage, accompanied by a tall, grim-faced bodyguard. Wow, I...

  • Sheldon Adelson urges Republican Jewish leaders to support Donald Trump

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 17, 2016 | 1:09 pm

    Sheldon Adelson, after formally endorsing Donald Trump for president and offering his financial support, is now lobbying for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee among skeptical Republican Jewish leaders, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. 

    “I’m asking for your...

  • Donald Trump gets long-awaited Sheldon Adelson endorsement

    May 13, 2016 | 8:52 am

    Citing his fears about Iran and Donald Trump’s experience as a CEO, Jewish casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson endorsed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

    “You may not like Trump’s style or what he says on Twitter, but this country needs strong executive leadership...

  • Where do Jewish conservatives stand on Trump?

    By Jared Sichel

    May 9, 2016 | 6:31 pm

    Faced with Donald Trump as his party’s presumptive nominee in this year’s presidential election, Jamie Weinstein, senior editor for the conservative Daily Caller website, said he may have to “take a Tums” and vote for Hillary Clinton — assuming Clinton becomes the Democratic...

  • Sheldon Adelson backs Donald Trump for president

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 6, 2016 | 8:12 am

    Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson on Thursday expressed his support for Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee for president in 2016.

    “Yes, I’m a Republican, he’s a Republican. He’s our nominee. Whoever the nominee would turn out to be, any one of the 17 — he was...

  • Sheldon Adelson-owned newspaper costs Israel in freedom-of-the-press ranking

    April 28, 2016 | 3:28 pm

    A freedom-of-the-press watchdog cited the Sheldon Adelson-owned Israel Hayom daily in downgrading Israel’s status from “free” to “partly free.”

    “Israel declined due to the growing impact of Yisrael Hayom, whose owner-subsidized business model endangered the stability of other...

  • Adelson signals support for Trump: ‘Why not?’

    March 15, 2016 | 1:40 pm

    Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson seems at peace with the prospect of Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

    “Trump is a businessman. I am a businessman. He employs a lot of people. I employed 50,000 people. Why not?” Adelson said during a gala...

  • Palestinian-Americans file $34.5B suit against Adelson, other settlement backers

    March 8, 2016 | 1:47 pm

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and several other American philanthropists — as well as numerous corporations and nonprofit organizations — are being sued for $34.5 billion for their involvement with Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

    In a lawsuit filed Monday in the Federal...

  • Did Sheldon Adelson vote for Marco Rubio?

    February 24, 2016 | 10:42 am

    GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson may have made a choice in 2016 by picking Marco Rubio over Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary. 

    According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Adelson checked a box on the lower third of his ballot – where the names Marco Rubio, Rick...

  • Sheldon Adelson’s attorney: Billionaire does not own Israel Hayom daily newspaper

    February 9, 2016 | 9:07 am

    An attorney for Sheldon Adelson told Israel’s Supreme Court that the billionaire casino magnate does not own the daily newspaper Israel Hayom.

    At a hearing Monday in the Supreme Court, attorney Avigdor Klagsbald disclosed for the first time that the newspaper is owned by an...

  • Adelson-owned Las Vegas Review-Journal endorses Marco Rubio

    February 5, 2016 | 2:20 pm

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal – recently purchased by businessman Sheldon Adelson – endorsed Marco Rubio on Friday.

    The paper said their decision does not represent the Adelson family:

    The RJ met with Sen. Rubio on Oct. 9, two months before the announcement of the newspaper's...

  • Adelsons each give maximum $2,700 to Cruz campaign

    February 1, 2016 | 1:40 pm

    Sheldon and Miriam Adelson each gave the maximum $2,700 to the presidential campaign of Ted Cruz, suggesting the power couple was leaning toward endorsing the Texas senator in the Republican race.

    The Adelsons’ donations, the maximum allowed for direct donations to a campaign,...

  • Sheldon Adelson in talks to build Las Vegas stadium for Oakland Raiders

    February 1, 2016 | 11:12 am

    Sheldon Adelson met with the owner of the Oakland Raiders team owner to discuss the casino mogul’s plan to build a billion-dollar stadium for the NFL team.

    On Friday, the same day of the meeting, Mark Davis also toured the site of Adelson’s proposed 65,000-seat stadium on the...

  • I’m happy Sheldon Adelson wants to own a newspaper

    January 11, 2016 | 12:05 pm

    This article originally appeared on Zocalo Public Square.

    There is good news and bad news to report from the world of those whose business it is to relay the news. The good news is that the family of Sheldon Adelson, the casino-owning billionaire, bought the Las Vegas...

  • Adelson offered US $1 billion to fund Iron Dome batteries

    January 7, 2016 | 1:52 pm

    Sheldon Adelson reportedly offered the United States $1 billion to assist in the support of Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile program.

    The Las Vegas-based casino magnate contacted the White House in 2013 through his home state senator, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., then the majority...

  • Republican donor Adelson says he met with ‘charming’ candidate Trump, discussed Israel

    December 18, 2015 | 11:03 am

    Billionaire and major Republican Party donor Sheldon Adelson said on Friday he met presidential candidate Donald Trump earlier this week, describing the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination as "very charming."

    "It was very nice," the gambling tycoon told Reuters...

  • Sheldon Adelson revealed as mystery owner of Nevada’s largest newspaper

    December 17, 2015 | 8:15 am

    Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is the new owner of Nevada’s largest daily newspaper, the Las Vegas Review Journal confirmed.

    Adelson’s son-in-law Patrick Dumont reportedly arranged the $140 million deal to purchase the Review Journal at Adelson’s request, the newspaper...

  • Will immigration tip Sheldon’s 2016 scale?

    December 16, 2015 | 9:57 am

    The stakes were high, and all eyes were on the two 44-year-old Senators, who are rising in the polls and garnering the most attention in the non-Trump coverage of the 2016 election cycle.

    Sheldon Adelson was in the room. After all, the debate was held at his hotel and these two...

  • Three strategies for Sheldon Adelson in dealing with the Trump conundrum

    December 15, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    For months, Republican Party insiders have speculated who Sheldon Adelson, the pro-Israel billionaire, will back in the GOP presidential primary.

    Now there’s a follow-up question: How does Donald Trump’s continued perch atop the polls scramble the casino magnate’s calculations?

  • Marco Rubio’s big Jewish backer and seven other important facts

    October 30, 2015 | 8:57 am

    After Marco Rubio’s strong performance in Wednesday night’s Republican primary debate, many Americans are taking a second look at the U.S. senator from Florida. Here are a few things American Jews might want to know about him.

    1. Rubio had humble beginnings — and rose quickly

  • Rubio: Adelson cares about Israel

    October 20, 2015 | 3:33 pm

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio publicly addressed his relationship with GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson on Tuesday, as the latter is reportedly readying to back him for president.

    Appearing on Fox News’ with Neil...

  • At Israeli-American Council’s second national conference, more people and less politics

    By Jared Sichel

    October 20, 2015 | 1:43 pm

    As about 1,300 Israeli Americans convened from Oct. 17-19 in Washington, D.C., for the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC) second annual national conference, anxiety and anger over the recent wave of Palestinian stabbings in Israel was a much-discussed topic during a weekend that was...

  • Notes from Washington: The schizophrenic Israeli American Council

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 20, 2015 | 5:36 am

    The Israeli-American Council (IAC) is a schizophrenic organization. From Oct. 17-19, it staged its second annual conference in Washington, D.C. — a little less exciting than last year’s debut IAC conference, but still more exciting than most conferences held by most Jewish-American...

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