Sheldon Adelson

It’s The Money, Stupid

Whether Republicans elect Jews is not as important as why we Jews don’t vote Republican. The GOP agenda, for the overwhelming majority, is not ours.

When it comes to the Jews, Republicans are single-issue campaigners – all Israel all the time – while Jews are multi-issue voters and Israel is not the top issue for most.

What’s more, the rest of the Republican agenda, dominated by far right social and religious conservatives and the Tea Parties, turns off the 70-80 percent of Jewish voters who consistently vote Democratic.

With Jabs At Obama, CUFI Lobbies For Iran Sanctions, End To P.A.

07/22/2014
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With sharp jabs at the Obama administration, Christians United for Israel launched its annual Washington rally with appeals to Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran and to cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority.

Sheldon Adelson Holds Court At Republican Jewish Convention

In Vegas, GOP Jews focus on Israel, while contenders focus on big giver and casino mogul.

04/01/2014
JTA

Las Vegas — 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.

Gov. Chris Christie speaking in Las Vegas last weekend before the Republican Jewish Coalition. Getty Images

N.J.’s Christie Apologizes To Adelson Over ‘Occupied Territories’ Reference

03/30/2014

LAS VEGAS — 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.

Chasing The Ivies In Kiryat Moriah

‘Flipping the switch’ from think tank to liberal arts college, Shalem seeks to emulate U.S. elite academia, infused with Jewish identity.

Assistant Managing Editor
05/29/2013

Jerusalem — Strolling around the new Shalem College recently, Daniel Gordis explained how the newly accredited, first-of-its kind liberal arts school will be a good fit for the neighborhood of Kiryat Moriah.

“There will be all kinds of cultural events, string quartets and drama to liven up the place,” said the college’s New York-born senior vice president.

Shalem College faculty and staff take time out from their preparations for fall’s opening. Adam Dickter

Forbes List Again Shows Oracle's Ellison As World's Richest Jew

03/06/2013

For the third straight year, Oracle's Larry Ellison is the world's richest Jew, according to Forbes magazine's annual world billionaires list for 2013.

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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