Victims become Nazi Fascists on Steroids: Sheldon Adelson’s fortune turned the GOP into the party of Israeli Apartheid

With Donald Trump’s help, Adelson spent the last years of his life helping to make the dreams of the Israeli right a reality


WITH THE death of 87-year-old billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the Republican Party has lost its biggest benefactor.

Adelson’s legacy, however, will live on for generations, not only in his Israeli-born wife Miriam, who is expected to continue giving millions of dollars to the Republican Party, but in the shape of the U.S.-Israel relationship, Adelson’s top concern. “I’m a one-issue person. That issue is Israel,” Adelson said in 2017.

More than anyone else, Adelson can claim credit for transforming the GOP into a party devoted to bolstering Israel’s military occupation and its expansion of West Bank settlements.

And the Israeli right, also bankrolled by Adelson, saw many of its political aspirations realized under Donald Trump’s presidency, a political turn that has fractured the long-standing bipartisan consensus on the Jewish state.

Adelson’s most important political conviction was that the Israeli right must be supported. The 19th-richest American used his $35 billion fortune to ensure that the GOP’s policy goals united with the Israeli right’s.

In a 2010 speech, Adelson, a U.S. Army veteran, lamented that “the uniform that I wore in the military, unfortunately, was not an Israeli uniform.” He added: “All we care about is being good Zionists, being good citizens of Israel, because even though I am not Israeli-born, Israel is in my heart.”

As for the Palestinians, Adelson saw them as an invented nation and nothing more than a political obstacle. “The purpose of the existence of Palestinians is to destroy Israel,” he said in remarks made in 2014 at an Israeli-American Council conference.

During that same appearance, Adelson dismissed concerns about whether Israeli democracy can coexist while Israel rules millions of Palestinians who have no voting rights. So Israel won’t be a democratic state, so what?” he said.  Read more…

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  1. Unfortunately the Repugs are at all alone in this. The 2019 house vote to pass an anti-BDS resolution was: Yeas-R-189, D-209, Ind-0…Nays-R-1, D-16, Ind-0, Not voting/present-R-7, D-9, Ind-1. Almost half of the states with such legislation was passed since Trump’s election, with nearly half passed in 2016 as well. Only 3 states passed such legislation before, in 2015. Is it only a coincidence that this push coincided with the campaign of 2016 and the election of Trump?

  2. Adelson saw them as an invented nation…. as same as the zionist entity aka “israel”, another invented nation as well….

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