Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gingrich's Extremist Anti-Palestinian Stance Follows Millions From Top Donor Sheldon Adelson
January 27, 2012

As Newt Gingrich catapults to the forefront of the GOP race, many are questioning how exactly his resurgence occurred. Many analysts have noted that his meteoric rise would have been impossible without the backing of one man: multi-billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. Adelson and his wife have donated $10 million to the pro-Gingrich super PAC. Gingrich has admitted Adelson's support came down to a single issue: Israel. Unsurprisingly, Newt's platform on the issue is one of the most reactionary within the GOP field. For more we speak with Linda Sansour of the Arab American Association of New York as well as Gal Beckerman of the Jewish Daily Forward.