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0Mitt Romney's Israel Fundraising Draws Flak: Sheldon Adelson Pays Up, Palestinians Cry 'Racist'

We’re here at the King David Hotel where Mitt Romney is holding a fundraising event. Couples inside are paying USD 50000 to hear the Republican Presidential the most important person inside is Sheldon Adelson, the American-Jewish businessman who has donated millions of dollars to bankroll Romney’s campaign. The billionaire casino owner known for his right wing views on Israel brought some of his high-rolling friends to the Romney fundraiser…like New York Jets owner Woody Johnson. The intimate breakfast for about two dozen supporters reportedly raised USD 1 million for the governor’s campaign… Not surprisingly, many in this crowd feel Romney’s success as a business man make him qualified to sit in the White House. American Shmuel Wasserman is an Israeli-based venture capitalist. Romney’s business smarts appeal to these American voters more than usual given the economic challenges facing America. But they also see it as a sign of authenticity and pragmatism they say is lacking today… Romney consistently delivered a promise of unwavering support for Israel during his trip, culminating in a speech he gave overlooking Jerusalem’s old city. President Obama was not directly criticized, but jabs were there between the lines… On how to cope with what the West fears is Iran’s nuclear weapons program, Romney took a strong stand a day after his top adviser indicated the governor would back a unilateral Israeli strike on Tehran to stop the program if necessary… Romney’s …