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Adelson Early Winner In Israeli Elections

Casino billionaire and Bibi buddy Sheldon Adelson is an early winner in Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to call a snap election. 

By firing Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Netanyahu removed an outspoken opponent of some of his pet legislative goals. She blocked legislation that he supported codifying Israel's status as the Jewish nation state, and she supported a bill he wanted defeated because it would ban the free giveaway of newspapers.

Shush, Sheldon

The 2012 election results revealed Sheldon Adelson’s $53 million in campaign donations to be a poor investment. Nearly all of the candidates he funded lost.

Of course, the CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. is the 12th-wealthiest American and must be a talented businessman.

Sheldon Adelson didn't pick winners in 2012. Getty Images

In Victory, Obama Gets 69% Of Jewish Vote, Exit Polls Say

Totals down from ’08; Israel issue not seen moving big numbers of Jewish voters to GOP column.
11/07/2012
Staff Writer

In winning re-election Tuesday, President Barack Obama beat back a strong challenge from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who tried to woo Jewish voters by painting Obama as an untrustworthy ally of Israel.

Obama received 69 percent of the Jewish vote. Getty Images
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