Adelson “became one of America’s most influential political megadonors, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to Republican candidates and conservative PACs over the past two decades”

Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas convention visionary and philanthropist, dies at 87
by Peter G. Johnson
January 12, 2021

Sheldon Adelson, who rose from selling newspapers on Boston street corners at age 12 to one of the most successful luxury resort developers, philanthropists and political influencers of his generation, died Monday night at his home in Malibu, California. He was 87…Adelson shared that wealth as a generous philanthropist. Along with his wife, he underwrote medical research, a private school, drug rehabilitation clinics and numerous other causes. Adelson’s conservative values, love for the United States and Israel, and his desire to preserve the strongest diplomatic and cultural ties possible between the nations compelled him to embrace and support Jewish causes. READ MORE

ISRAEL HAYOM Boaz Bismuth:Sheldon Adelson has a special place in the golden book of Zionism and the Jewish people We first met in 2008, and our last meeting was a month ago. Our first and last conversations focused on Israel. Sometimes I felt that the genius businessman was born to serve the great philanthropist, who was an expert at giving in secret.

ALGEMEINER Israel Critics Celebrate Death of Sheldon Adelson on Social Media News of the death of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who gave hundreds of millions of dollars to Jewish charities and political causes in the US and Israel, was celebrated Tuesday by some progressive Twitter users. “A present for my birthday,” tweeted Rebecca Vilkomerson, the former executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace from 2009 to 2019, while linking to a Haaretz article on Adelson’s death. The group’s official account retweeted a thread of articles from +972 Magazine on his “damaging legacy.”

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