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Sheldon Adelson (L), his wife Miriam (C) and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (R). (file)

Jewish mega billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban and others are gathering members of The Tribe this weekend for a secret meeting on how to fight the Boycott, Divest & Sanction movement against Israel.

In the past year, student groups at a record 15 universities have adopted resolutions that demanded divestiture of the funds of their college funds from Israel-linked firms.


Adelson, who owns a casino as well as a vast array of media outlets, will host the meeting in Las Vegas, according to a report by The Forward newspaper.

A select list of pro-Israel activists have been invited to the closed-door weekend, which is not being discussed on the record by anyone.

The summons received by those who were invited requested their presence for an effort to brainstorm with the philanthropists at the Venetian Hotel.

Israeli-born Los Angeles Hollywood billionaire mogul Haim Saban is apparently one of the active movers behind the initiative, according to a source quoted in the report. Saban has already apparently spoken with former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, now a Knesset Member, to discuss the idea of setting up a task force to deal with BDS activists on American college campuses. The project would be aimed at countering anti-Israel activity on campus.

Another Israeli-born philanthropist, California real estate developer Adam Milstein, is allegedly the brains behind the actual structuring of the project. Milstein recruited Canadian businesswoman Heather Reisman along with Adelson.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. Ch Hoffman Helpful comment there, CH. I have to agree with Mr. Zelig, though. The Democratic Party — that would be the one whose members wanted God AND support for Israel removed from their party's platform — continue to insist that Israel make "peace" with a group of people who are pledged to Israel's destruction. what's wrong with suggesting that, if Mr. Saban is really committed to defending the Jewish state, he stop giving money to people who are trying to destroy the Jewish state?

  2. Of course I agree that we should do all we can to prevent the BDS movement from spreading across college campuses as it already has. But what is the key- unfortunately its not just the student resolutions. Its the student clubs , that serve as front groups for organizations like J street and the Muslim Brotherhood- and its the academic departments that use an anti-israel litmus test in hiring, promotion and tenure of faculty. We see that on campuses from Brandeis and NYU to the entire UC system. The far far left has taken over acadmia and our chilldren are being indoctrinated.

  3. Ch Hoffman As Dennis Prager said, FDR, has died. The Democrat Party of today is not the one of a generation ago. Today, they are Socialists. They despise Israel and are therefore anti-semitic. Liberal Jew's, like you, don't practice Judaism or have anything positive to say about Judaism. You were probably paid by the Muslim in the WH, to monitor this site to see what real Jew's are thinking.

  4. finally. with this should come real activity in lawfare against the administrators and boards of directors of schools who allow this anti semitic activity that results in assaults against Jewish students. they should also be held personally liable in civil courts as well as student individuals and "professors" who incite this activity and groups that are created and function to incite anti semitism. we have to be very loud and do that which we are noted for by these very same Jew haters: pushy. very very pushy.

  5. some of us have been on this figth for over 10 years and have developed tools for students and general public. But I guess that they want to pay for the work that has already been done. Well, is their dollar, but it is still a shame to do double work……I could tell them in half an hour what works and what does't. But good for them, and welcome to a battle that sure needs some heavy hitters…

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