Donald Trump may have the full support of Jewish mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, along with his reported pledge of $100 million, but the New York billionaire might sorely miss several other Jewish Republican donors turned off by his views on immigration and minorities and his choice of words and tone.163
When it comes to moves against BDS and the Anti-Defamation League, it’s complicated. While the ADL views the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel as deplorable, it considers many anti-BDS bills unconstitutional infringements on free speech.17
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Moshe Yaalon, the recently deposed Israeli defense minister, declared his candidacy for prime minister today in a surprise announcement in an address to the annual Herzliya Conference, Israel’s prestigious annual security seminar.7
The temporary takeover by Orthodox worshippers of the area at the Western Wall designated for non-Orthodox services combined with the suspicion that the Israeli government might never build a promised egalitarian prayer platform there has spurred non-Orthodox leaders to abandon the plan for a separate space and revert to their original demand: for their own section at the existing prayer plaza.78
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