Republican Jewish mega-donor Sheldon Adelson writes that Barack Obama can’t be trusted on Israel in a opinion piece posted today.
The gambling billionaire has committed tens of millions of dollars to backing Republicans this election cycle, giving millions to a pro-Romney super PAC.
In his op-ed, Adelson hit a litany of Republican talking points new and old in portraying Obama as a danger to Israel.
“[W]e need to take seriously the question: What are his second term plans when he no longer needs the Jewish vote?” Adelson wrote.
Adelson cites the November 2011 “open mic” incident in which Obama and French Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy complained together about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also notes Obama’s friendships with leftist and Palestinian professors.
“Is Obama’s campaign rhetoric in support of Israel only creating “space” till after the election?” Adelson wrote. “These questions cause genuine worry in Israel.”
Adelson’s piece appared in JNS, the startup Jewish newswire that distributes content from Israel Hayom, the Israeli paper Adelson owns.
An opinion piece in the left-leaning Israeli newspaper Haaretz argued yesterday that Israel Hayom is “actively campaigning for Romney’s election.”