Sheldon Adelson Has Died, Will Other Pro-Israel Donors Fill the Vacuum that Funds the GOP?

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Sheldon Adelson, whose fortune is estimated at $35.5 billion, died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Adelson’s widow, Miriam, a medical doctor who had served in the Israeli military, is reported to be the driver behind the couple’s political activities, and they were Trump’s largest campaign funders. In 2010, Sheldon told an Israeli group that he regretted that he had worn an American uniform rather than an Israeli one and that he hoped his son would become a sniper for the Israeli military.

Reuters reported last week that a handful of “billionaire donors” now control the US political system. Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), says that CEOs have become the fourth branch of government and that they respond to pressure applied by the ADL. For example, two weeks ago, the ADL demanded that Trump be banned from Twitter and Facebook and impeached from the presidency. Of course, that’s what happened. Major billionaire donors like Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg, Paul Singer, Steve Schwarzman, and Jonathan Greenblatt at the ADL appear to be able to dictate American political policy. -GEG

From IsraelPalestine News:

US media are reporting widely on the recent death of Sheldon Adelson, the Republican mega-donor who passed away on Monday following complications related to treatment for cancer.

Adelson was a multi-billionaire casino owner and one of the richest men in the world. He is known for deploying his wealth on behalf of Israel.  Axios reports: “Adelson was a fierce supporter of Israel who used his wealth to elevate the issue as a top cause for many GOP officials.”

Adelson and his wife Miriam, an Israeli citizen who had served in the Israeli military, were Trump’s largest campaign funders, reporting that the couple “have donated more than $525 million to federal political campaigns and committees since the 2010 cycle, per OpenSecrets.”

While some media are calling Sheldon a ‘patriot,’ there are indications that his deepest loyalty was to Israel.

In 2010 he told an Israeli group that he regretted that he had worn an American uniform rather than an Israeli one, and that he hoped his son would become a sniper for the IDF (Israeli military):

From Information Liberation:

America is not held together by the people but by a cadre of CEOs who censor the internet in accordance with the demands of the Anti-Defamation League, according to ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

From The New York Times, “‘We Need to Stabilize’: Big Business Breaks With Republicans”:

Now, in the aftermath of the deadly Capitol rampage by Mr. Trump’s supporters, corporate America is turning its back on many senior Republicans, and flexing its political muscle.

One major trade group called on Mr. Trump’s cabinet to consider removing him from office. Dozens of companies, from AT&T to Walmart, have said they will no longer donate to members of Congress who opposed the Electoral College certification of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

And a senior House Democrat asked big banks and other financial services companies on Friday to stop processing financial transactions for people and organizations that participated in the Capitol riot.

[…] “I can’t remember a time when the business community has spoken out so strongly in opposition to an administration on so many important issues,” said Rich Lesser, chief executive of Boston Consulting Group.

[…] “C.E.O.s have become the fourth branch of government,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, which has pressured big companies to take stands on social issues. “They’re trying to hold the country together.”

The ADL two weeks ago demanded Trump be banned from Twitter and Facebook and impeached from the presidency.

Read full article here…

Addition source from Ha’aretz:  https://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/.premium.HIGHLIGHT-the-fate-of-adelson-s-political-empire-lies-in-the-hands-of-his-israeli-wife-miriam-1.9444881

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