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  • Forward says Adelson Birthright pledge is in doubt

    Birthright Israel is not assuming that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will make good on a pledge he made to the organization for this year, the Forward reports. In September, Adelson pledged $30 million to be paid over the next two years to Birthright, which takes Jews aged 18-26 on free 10-day trips to Israel. At… More ▸

  • Jewish college mag calls Birthright propagandist

    Whoever thought a year ago that Birthright Israel would become financially embattled — more or less attacked by a magazine representative of a core constituency? A year ago, the program widely regarded as the single most effective Jewish identity-forming initiative in existence was coming off a record year, sending 42,000 Jews between the ages of… More ▸

  • Adelson drops 12 places on latest Forbes list

    Bloomberg news has a piece about the hit that Sheldon Adelson – he who has pledged and given nearly $100 million to Birthright Israel – is taking in the market. Adelson, who made his billions in the gaming industry as the president of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, shot up to number three on the… More ▸

  • Inside Adelson

    Relying in part on citing reporting in the JTA, The New Yorker offers a 13-page profile of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the third richest man in America. The piece explores Adelson’s staunch right-wing Zionism, his friendship with Tom Delay and, of course, the 74-year-old multibillionaire’s own bravado. From the story: “In my sixty-three years in… More ▸