Undercutting poverty in Jerusalem

After speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas last March, I conversed with the hotel’s owner, Jewish philanthropist Sheldon Adelson. We were talking about Birthright Israel, founded by our mutual friend Michael Steinhardt.

As someone who has led Birthright trips and is a huge fan, I thanked Sheldon for being the group’s biggest financial supporter. He shared with me how he had recently called the head of Birthright in Israel to say he would add millions more dollars to his already-huge annual investment, to help clear the backlog of American students who wanted to participate on the free ten-day trip to the Jewish state. Read more >