Tag Archive for Sheldon Adelson

Israeli researchers develop ‘cluster bomb’ pill to eradicate leukemic proteins

Being developed for oral use, not an injection, the ground-breaking treatment for acute myeloid leukemia will accomplish the work of 3-4 separate drugs, reduce cancer patients’ need for radical procedures and eliminate some unbearable side effects.
• The Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers are  trying to expand the drug’s use to other cancers.

By Ran Reznick, Erez Linn, Maytal Yasur Beit-Or & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have recently developed a breakthrough biological drug to treat people suffering from acute myeloid leukemia.

AML is one of the most aggressive cancers, and while other cancers have benefited from new treatments, there has been little encouraging news for most leukemia patients for the past 40 years, the researchers said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Adelsons donate $1 million to supply 5 bulletproof ambulances for Judea & Samaria

With the generous donation by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson to Magen David Adom, new bulletproof ambulances can now service the needy in Judea and Samaria.
• Dr. Miriam Adelson, ‘How sad that ambulances have to be protected against deadly attacks.’

By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or and Efrat Forsher

 

A $1 million donation from Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson has enabled the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria to acquire five ambulances that have been bulletproofed to protect emergency personnel and patients from shooting attacks.

The Yesha Council welcomed the new vehicles in a ceremony at the Land of Israel Museum in Tel Aviv on Thursday. Continue Reading »

Sheldon Adelson urges Republican Jewish leaders to back Trump as Fox Poll finds Clinton trailing

 

PM Netanyahu’s largest American financial supporter & Birthright financier, Jewish businessman & philanthropist Sheldon Adelson, publicly endorses & urges all Republican Jewish leaders to back Donald Trump, in the US presidential race.

By Israel Hayom Staff and Associated Press

 

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to a new Fox News poll published on Wednesday.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump – Photo: AP

The poll found that Trump holds a 45%-42% edge over Clinton. A month ago, Clinton held a 48%-41%.

Meanwhile, American Jewish businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson is already at work on behalf of Trump after Adelson publicly endorsed Trump last week. Continue Reading »

Report: American Casino Magnate Offered Obama $1b for Iron Dome Batteries To Defend Israel

 

 

U.S. casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a strong Israel supporter and backer of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, offered in 2013 to pay $1 billion for Iron Dome anti-missile batteries for Israel, Politico reported on Thursday.

Las Vegas gaming tycoon and Israel Hayom proprietor Sheldon Adelson. – Photo: REUTERS

In a profile Politico wrote on US President Barack Obama’s chief of staff Denis McDonough, Nevada Senator Harry Reid, then the senate majority leader, called Obama shortly after Congress passed a funding bill for the Iron Dome and relayed Adelson’s offer – “so committed was he to safeguarding the Jewish state “ – to finance the batteries. Continue Reading »

Sheldon Adelson: Palestinians are fictitious nation made-up only to destroy Israel

At the 1st conference of Israeli-American Council, casino mogul suggested he and Israeli billionaire Haim Saban should buy The New York Times together in an effort to bring more balance & objectivity to its  anti-Israel coverage.

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Billionaire casino mogul and conservative donor Sheldon Adelson said Sunday that the Palestinians are a made-up nation which exists solely to attempt to destroy Israel.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson, left, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. – Photo: Tess Scheflan

“The purpose of the existence of Palestinians is to destroy Israel,” Adelson said Sunday at the close of the first conference of the Israeli-American Council, a Los Angeles-based group aimed at serving Israeli Americans and supporting Israel.

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Israel’s Knesset to vote on closing ‘Israel Hayom’ on Wednesday

 

Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud): ‘A democracy shouldn’t close down newspapers’

By LAHAV HARKOV

 

 

The Knesset will vote on a bill to ban Israel Hayom Wednesday, after the Ministerial Committee for Legislation did not decide on a government position on the measure.

Sheldon Adelson

Las Vegas gaming tycoon and Israel Hayom proprietor Sheldon Adelson. – Photo: REUTERS

The ministers voted on Sunday to give cabinet members freedom to vote according to their conscience on the bill, which means Wednesday’s preliminary vote in the Knesset could easily go either way.

The entire committee voted to be able to vote freely, except for Construction and Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi), who thought they should reject the coalition-shaking legislation. Continue Reading »

Sheldon & Dr. Miriam Adelson Pledge $25 Million to Israel’s Ariel University in Samaria

 

Dr. Miriam & Sheldon Adelson donate $5 million to Ariel University’s School of Medicine and pledge an additional $20 million pending approval of the university’s future academic programs.

Miriam Adelson, “We believe in university’s ability to serve as a center of excellence.”

By Israel Hayom Staff

 

Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson have pledged $25 million to Ariel University — the biggest donation given to the school since its inception.

Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson – Photo: Reuters

Some $5 million have been appropriated for the immediate development of the university’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The additional $20 million will be allotted as approvals are received for the development of future academic programs in medical science.

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New Jersey Gov. apologizes to Adelson for calling West Bank, ‘occupied territories’

 

Jewish Republicans reportedly gasped at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s use of the propagandized term in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

By JTA

 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for referring to the “occupied territories” in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to the Economic Club of Chicago, Feb. 11, 2014. - Photo: AP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – Photo: AP

Christie met with Adelson, a major GOP donor, privately on Saturday afternoon in Adelson’s Las Vegas office in the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, which hosted the RJC meeting, Politico reported, citing an unnamed source.

During his speech on Saturday, Christie spoke of his family’s trip to Israel in 2012.

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New Jewish Newswire Challenges JTA for Piece of Jewish Media Market

A new, more Right-leaning Jewish News Service (JNS) is trying to replace center, pro-Israel and established JTA.

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

 

A new, right-leaning Jewish newswire is seeking to displace the Jewish Telegraphic Agency as the Associated Press of the Jewish media.

Russel Pergament says his Jewish News Service is growing fast because Jewish newspapers appreciate its stridently pro-Israel tone - and its lower cost. - Photo by Courtesy of Boston Phoenix

Russel Pergament says his Jewish News Service is growing fast because Jewish newspapers appreciate its stridently pro-Israel tone – and its lower cost. – Photo by Courtesy of Boston Phoenix

 

Nearly two years after its launch, Jewish News Service is growing fast by promoting its pro-Israel perspective, offering ad-friendly special sections — and by giving it all away cheap. Continue Reading »

Technological innovation are focused on at In’l tourism summit in Jerusalem

 

PM Benjamin Netanyahu to attend summit where Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson is to receive a special award for efforts in changing the face of tourism around the world.
Summit to showcase the latest groundbreaking trends in the tourism world.

By Ilan Gattegno

The 2013 Jerusalem Innovative Tourism Summit, a two-day international conference on innovation in the field of tourism, will begin on Tuesday at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center.

Tourism bigwigs will gather at the Jerusalem’s Int’l Convention Center, pictured here, to discuss the future of tourism – Photo: Lior Mizrahi

The summit is one of the most important events in the tourism field and it will showcase the latest groundbreaking technologies and trends in the tourism world. Continue Reading »

Birthright Receives Another $40 million donation from the Adelsons

“Sheldon and I are committed to improving the world through cultural exchange and educational opportunity,” said Miriam Adelson.

 

NEW YORK – Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated another $40 million to the Birthright Israel Foundation.

Their latest gift brings the couple’s overall donations to the program to $180 million.

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson - Photo Getty Images

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson – Photo: Getty Images

“Sheldon and I are committed to improving the world through cultural exchange and educational opportunity,” said Miriam Adelson in a statement released Wednesday by Birthright Israel, which offers Jews aged 18 to 26 a free 10-day trip to Israel.

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I Didn’t Leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party Left Me, says Adelson

Sheldon Adelson writes in The WSJ, “There is now a visceral anti-Israel movement among rank-and-file Democrats,”

By Rachel Hirshfeld

 

“When members of the Democratic Party booed the inclusion of G-d and Jerusalem in their party platform this year, I thought of my parents,” writes Jewish philanthropist Sheldon Adelson in the Sunday edition of The Wall Street Journal. “They would have been astounded.”

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson – Reuters

Adelson, who has emerged as one of the largest patrons of Republican causes, explains that he grew up in an immigrant family, which aligned itself with the Democratic party, platform and ideals—as did most Jews of Boston in the 1930s and ’40s. Continue Reading »