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Huge Republican Donor, Including in 2012 Against Tim Kaine, Says Nuke Iran

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This is disturbing on so many levels it’s hard to know where to start. For starters, Sheldon Adelson isn’t just some crazy guy, he’s one of the top donors (he very well may be #1) to Republicans – including $1.5 million against Tim Kaine last year – in our country’s history. Other donations by Adelson include $500k to George W. Bush’s 2nd inauguration, something like $30 million in the 2008 election against Barack Obama, and untold millions to Republicans like Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and the Republican National Committee. Also disturbing is to see the students at Yeshiva University not only NOT booing Adelson off the stage for advocating the use of nuclear weapons against Iran, but actually cheering him on. I find this to be absolutely appalling, and I say this as someone born and raised Jewish, who has studied in Israel, and who strongly supports Israel’s right to live in peace as a Jewish state within defensible borders. Neither Sheldon Adelson nor the students in that audience at Yeshiva University speak for me, or I’m confident for most American Jews. Absolutely. Appalling.

  • amber waves

    Adelson and the audience are reprehensible. Unfortunately, Bush, Obama and Netanyahoo have repeatedly (although less explicitly) advocated nuking Iran. The number of times these leaders have said “all options are on the table” is countless.  Israel and the US have the ability to exterminate all 70 million Iranians within a few hours and have never removed genocide or nuclear attacks from the menu.