Did you know?
- Sheldon Adelson is a billionaire casino mogul who told the Wall Street Journal that radical Islam and legislation making it easier for workers to
join unions were the two greatest “fundamental threats to society.”
- Adelson owns the far right-leaning Israeli daily Israel Hayom. Israel Prize laureate Nahum Barnea said: “The Adelson phenomenon is not healthy for Israeli society and Israeli democracy.”
- Adelson has invested $60 million in the 2012 election thus far, including $10 million to Newt Gingrich and $10 million to Karl Rove's advocacy group, Crossroads GPS. He has pledged another $10 million to an organization founded by the Koch Brothers.
[New York Times Editorial, 6/23/12]
- Adelson Praised Gingrich’s Claim that Palestinians are an “Invented People.” Addressing a
Hanukkah celebration for hundreds of youths visiting Israel as part of the Taglit Birthright program,
Adelson said, “Read the history of those who call themselves Palestinians, and you will hear why
Gingrich said recently that the Palestinians are an invented people. There are a number of Palestinians
who will recognize the truth of this statement.”