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

    1 day ago

    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

    5 days ago

    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

    5 days ago

    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...

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  • 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...

  • 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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    April 23, 2015 | 5:47 am

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    TOP TALKER: "White House Mending Fences With Netanyahu" by Julie Hirschfeld Davis: "After simmering tensions gave way to open hostility between the two leaders this year, the White House is working...
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    April 16, 2015 | 6:08 am

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    IRAN BILL BATTLE: "Congress’s Role in Iran Nuclear Deal Shows Limits of Obama’s Power" by Peter Baker: "In his assertions of executive power to advance his agenda in an era of gridlock,...
  • 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...

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