Casino mogul, major Republican contributor Adelson offered to donate $1b personally for Iron Dome

GLOBES
Adelson offered $1b for Iron Dome but was rebuffed
by Ron Dagoni
January 8, 2016

Sheldon Adelson wanted to donate one billion dollars to the Iron Dome project, offering to channel the funds through the US government, but was rebuffed, according to a “Politico” report. The offer was revealed in a wide-ranging profile of White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough, which emphasizes the immense faith President Barack Obama places in him while also noting that the US leader enjoys flexing his independence from his gatekeeper. The Adelson affair is cited as such an episode. The offer was relayed through Nevada Senator Harry Reid in 2013, back when he was the Senate majority leader and would directly interact with the president, “Politico” reported. Not long after Congress passed a funding bill for the joint US-Israel Iron Dome development, Reid received a phone call from Adelson, who resides in Nevada. READ MORE

This entry was posted in Israel & Middle East, Jewish, Politics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Casino mogul, major Republican contributor Adelson offered to donate $1b personally for Iron Dome

  1. agent provocateur says:

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel WATCH.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.