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  • Sanders slams Adelson for supporting Trump

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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...

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  • Where do Jewish conservatives stand on Trump?

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Does Iran deal rift mean Jews will go GOP in 2016?

    September 11, 2015 | 10:07 am

    One conspiracy theory making the rounds is that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s various Iran-related confrontations with President Barack Obama are part of a Sheldon Adelson-plot to turn American Jews into Republican Party voters in 2016.

    Even if one rejects this theory out...

  • NBA player Omri Casspi says Adelson-funded Israel trip not about politics

    By JNi.media

    July 29, 2015 | 3:54 pm

    Although it might seem like a nice off-season vacation shared by Israel’s first NBA player, Omri Casspi, forward for the Sacramento Kings, with his teammates, the funding for the Israel trip was generously provided by casino tycoon and Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson, and...

  • Sheldon: Improve Israel’s odds

    By Rob Eshman

    June 11, 2015 | 11:45 am

    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

    June 10, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    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

    June 10, 2015 | 10:10 am

    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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