Sheldon Adelson's Toxic Legacy
On Tuesday morning, news broke that Sheldon Adelson, the Republican Party’s biggest benefactor, had died.
But the impact of Adelson on American and Israeli politics is here to stay.
I have two pieces out this week exploring the legacy of Adelson from different, albeit closely linked, angles.
The first is in The Intercept, where I explore how, more than any other person, Adelson can claim credit for transforming the GOP into a party devoted to bolstering Israel’s military occupation and its expansion of West Bank settlements. Read the whole thing here.
The second came out in +972 Magazine, where I looked at Adelson’s giving to the Christian right, and how the Evangelical-Jewish union that the late billionaire bankrolled for years will continue to empower right-wing agendas in Israel and the U.S. Read that piece here.