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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sheldon Adelson in Israel

The far-right GOP and Israel funder Sheldon Adelson gets honored in Jerusalem and the details and quotes, here in NYT  tonight, will probably appall you.   Complete with crooners flown in from his $2.4 billion casino. 
As for the Palestinians, Mr. Adelson said, “They teach their children that Jews are descended from swine and apes, pigs and monkeys.” Then he questioned their existence as a distinct ethnic group, saying they were “southern Syrians” or Egyptians until Yasir Arafat, who was leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, “came along with a pitcher of Kool-Aid and gave it to everybody to drink and sold them the idea of Palestinians.”
These ideas, staples of the far right, are deeply offensive to the Palestinians — perhaps partly the point.

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