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Sheldon and Miriam Adelson plan to spend $100 million on re-electing President Donald Trump and on Republican campaigns across the length and breadth of America, according to the JTA.
On Monday, the UK Guardian on Monday quoted three anonymous Republican fundraisers who said that the couple who are internationally renowned for their philanthropic ventures are prepared to spend nearly the same amount, $124 million, as they did in the 2016 cycle, according to the JTA report. One of the Guardian’s sources said it could reach $200 million.
Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam are worth over $39 billion; much of which are profits from Adelson’s casinos in Las Vegas and Macau. The gambling mogul is originally from the Boston area and came from humble beginnings. Israeli born Miriam Adelson is a physician and medical researcher. The Guardian said most of the money would be funneled through political action committees and “dark money” groups that are not required to reveal donors, as was reported by JTA.
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson were recently guests of President Trump when he rolled out his long awaited Middle East peace plan. The plan, crafted by Trump senior advisor Jared Kushner has met with resistance by some parties but was supported by the Adelsons who could be seen in the White House Green Room when it was explained before an international audience.
JTA reported that Trump was not the Adelsons’ favorite Republican pick for the White House in the 2016 race until May of that year. A number of Republican Jews were wary of Trump at first because of a confrontation between the candidate and the Republican Jewish Coalition in December 2015, and because he originally would not commit to moving the embassy to Jerusalem, according to the JTA report.
Thus far, President Trump has fulfilled his pledges insofar as he has moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as well as recognizing Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights, has vanquished the “disastrous” Iran nuke deal that was solidified during the Obama presidency, and has cut financial aid to the Palestinian propaganda machine. Trump’s peace plan would allow Israel to annex nearly a third of Judea and Samaria.
Many right wing Jewish settler organizations are staunchly opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state, but such a state is nothing but a mere notion at this juncture as the Palestinians have state publicly that they too are vehemently against the Trump plan.
Trump awarded Miriam Adelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018.