Remember Sheldon Adelson? The right-wing billionaire casino mogul and Israel hawk who poured tens of millions of dollars into defeating pro-Israel, pro-peace candidates last November and lost big?
Well, he’s back.
In today’s New York Times Adelson calls Palestinians an “invented people” who just want to kill Jews and can never be a partner for peace.1 While President Obama and Secretary Kerry work hard to launch a new peace initiative, Adelson is working just as hard to make sure they fail. His is a recipe for unending conflict and generations of suffering on all sides.
Nothing will ever change Sheldon Adelson’s mind. But that doesn’t mean we can just let his outrageous claims and statements go unchallenged. That’s why this year at the fourth national J Street conference, Our Time To Lead, we want to bring more Palestinian pro-peace voices than ever to Washington, DC in support of a two-state solution.
Can you pitch in to help us show Sheldon Adelson he's wrong by bringing more Palestinian voices than ever before to our conference?
UPDATE: We've reached our $10,000 goal in less than 24 hours thanks to your support! Let's make it $15,000 so we bring even more Palestinian voices to Our Time To Lead.