Sheldon Adelson

Expensive cigars, German submarines, media meddling: A look at the scandals surrounding Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political life as a dizzying array of scandals has engulfed him, his family and his …

Corruption

Does Trump Have A New Israel Whisperer?

Many who know President Trump have noted what Trump’s biographer Marc Fisher called “the last guy in the room phenomenon.”<p>“People used to literally …

Israel

Why the <i>Newsweek</i> firings are bad for press freedom

<b>When the Manhattan DA raided</b> <i>Newsweek</i> offices on January 18 the first thought of many journalists in the newsroom was “What the hell is going on?” The …

Journalism

Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

The Capital Times, Feb. 14<p>Crooked Scott Walker aims to bribe voters with sales tax 'holiday'<p>Sales taxes are inherently unfair. They place a greater …

Business

The Florida gunman was clearly antisemitic – but not only antisemitic

Was last week’s murder of 17 high school students and teachers in Parkland, Florida, motivated by antisemitism?<p>Partly yes, and partly no.<p>Since the …

Jewish Culture

Netanyahu risks implication in third scandal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has two obsessions. The first is a case of chronic miserliness, which he shares with his wife. They have …

Israel

Romney avoiding super PAC aid in Senate bid for now

article<p>Former Gov. Mitt Romney pledged within his announcement to run for United States Senate “no donor, no corporation” will influence his campaign, and it seems he’s keeping his word for now as at least one political action committee appears to have no immediate plans to jump into the Utah …

Government

Those Leftover Trump Inauguration Funds Promised to Charities? We've Now Got the Rundown

They said that money would go to charity, but in the year since President Trump’s inauguration, nobody really knew what happened to the remainder of …

Conservative View

Las Vegas At A Crossroads: Popular Destination Tries Re-Invention

Who are James Joseph Murren, Mark Paul Frissora, and Matthew O. Maddox? Murren is chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts, Frissora helms Caesars Entertainment and Maddox is the newly named CEO of Wynn Resorts, replacing the guy whose name is on the building, Steve Wynn. These are three of the four largest …

Business

Ryan pushes GOP to close fundraising gap in midterm races

House Speaker Paul Ryan, looking to salvage his party’s majority in the midterm election, implored Republican lawmakers during a closed-door meeting this week to step up their lagging fundraising.<p>The appeal, which came during a conference-wide meeting at the Capitol Hill Club on Wednesday, followed …

U.S. Politics

Can Benjamin Netanyahu survive? How cigars could bring down Israel’s biggest political fighter

After a brief first term, the conservative politician has learned how to hold onto power.<p>Benjamin Netanyahu has faced no dearth of scandals in his 12 …

Israel

Continuing wars within wars in Syria

Daesh may be ousted from its urban strongholds and its followers scrambling for the exits through Turkey, but Syria now has three side wars going on, …

Middle East

Democracy Can Also Die in the Bright Glow of the Screen

AP Photo/Ariel SchalitProtesters hold signs and flags during a protest against corruption and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel …

Israel

Trump inaugural committee paid $26 million to friend of first lady Melania Trump

The committee responsible for organizing President Donald Trump's inaugural events paid a friend of first lady Melania Trump $26 million, part of …

Donald Trump

Rebekah Mercer: Bannon 'took Breitbart in the wrong direction'

Conservative megadonor Rebekah Mercer, owner of a partial stake in the alt-right outlet Breitbart News, wrote Wednesday that the publication’s former chief, Steve Bannon, “took Breitbart in the wrong direction.”<p>“I own a minority stake in Breitbart News (where I have no editorial authority) because …

U.S. Politics

Rising Inequality Is Threatening the Health of Social Security

In December 2017, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans passed massive tax cuts shamelessly skewed toward the wealthy and …

Income Inequality

Story of Israel’s influence shadows the Russian influence story

As everyone knows, a special counsel is investigating Russia’s influence in the last election, and as the prosecutor’s circle closes round the Trump …

Israel

Knesset Extends Israeli Sovereignty Over West Bank Universities

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Knesset approved legislation that would extend Israeli sovereignty over universities and colleges in the West Bank.<p>The …

Israel

Bribery - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Can Bibi remain where he is when the police have concluded that he committed bribery, both as recipient of bribes, and as offering a bribe in two …

Israel

U.S. slap on settlements highlights risk of Netanyahu’s beautiful friendship with Trump

A tsunami of schadenfreude swept parts of Israel after the White House essentially called Benjamin Netanyahu a liar on Sunday - even though it was a …

Donald Trump

Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime ­Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted in two corruption cases on suspicion of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust, police recommended Tuesday, ramping up pressure on the leader who has served more than a decade in office.<p>After more than a year of …

Israel

Billionaires gone wild

In November, Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of online brokerage firm TD Ameritrade, patriarch of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs, …

Journalism

Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee Still Won’t Say What It’s Doing With Its Leftover Money

It’s been over a year, and it could be many more months until the public knows where these funds are going.<p>Representatives for President Donald …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Richest Backers Lost $11.6 Billion in the Selloff

It’s been a rough February, even for President Trump’s biggest financial backers.<p>The 24 people tracked by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index who …

Business

The Guardian view on George Soros: the best of the 1%

Many billionaires try to influence the politics of countries that aren’t their own. Most do so by stealth but George Soros is open – and usually right<p>George Soros is hardly the first billionaire to spend some of his money trying to influence the policies of countries where he does not live or have …

Opinion (UK)

Trump: U.S. expenditures in Middle East have been ‘a mistake’

President Trump said Monday that U.S. aid expenditures in the Middle East were “a mistake,” both undercutting a round of complicated diplomacy in Arab capitals and underscoring his rising frustration at the dwindling chances of a Middle East peace deal.<p>The president also erroneously claimed that …

U.S. Politics

Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 2.12.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* In Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race, Rep. Lou Barletta (R) still has …

Government

Adelson Avoids Publicly Backing Netanyahu on Corruption Investigation

For years, Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam were the greatest U.S.-based supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

Jewish Culture

Republican Jewish Coalition Chairman: Our Members Are ‘Thrilled’ With Trump

(JTA) — The chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition said its members are “thrilled” about the performance of President Donald Trump, especially …

Donald Trump

Trump: Neither Israelis nor Palestinians looking to make peace

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump declined to give a timeline for releasing the US plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, telling an Israeli newspaper that he is not convinced that either party is committed to the process.<p>"We are going to see what goes on," Trump told "Israel …

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