Rubio prays for Israel, and auditions for Adelson

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Continuing his trajectory as the neoconservative favorite, Senator Marco Rubio came to New York this week to raise money from a gaggle of rightwing pro-Israel donors, at the offices of Phil Rosen of the Republican Jewish Coalition. The same day Rubio tweeted his “prayers” for Israel.

My prayers are with the people of Israel and the victims of the recent Palestinian terror attacks

and the message “Israel deserves our support and respect.”

Phil Rosen is a pal of Sheldon Adelson– see the photo below– and Rubio is said to be close to getting Adelson’s endorsement.

Phil Rosen, Manny Pacquiao and Sheldon Adelson
Phil Rosen, Manny Pacquiao and Sheldon Adelson

The Forward touts the scale of an Adelson nod:

An endorsement from Adelson could bring Rubio a river of cash. In 2012, Adelson spent more than $100 million on Republican candidates. A formal endorsement by Adelson — derisively known to Democrats as the ‘Sheldon Primary’ — could come as soon as the end of October, the sources said.

Rubio has certainly been very busy in the last ten days pushing Adelson’s main issue. Here (thanks to Eli Clifton at Lobelog) is Rubio’s latest audition tape for Adelson. Obama has followed a tragic and dangerous policy.

The Rubio script says no people have suffered more than Israelis, and he will support them unconditionally.

What this president and his administration are doing in Israel is a tragic mistake. What they’re doing is dangerous and it betrays the commitment this nation has made to the right of a Jewish state to exist in peace. No people on earth want peace more than the people of Israel. No people have suffered more at the hands of this violence and this terrorism than the people of Israel and they need America’s support unconditionally. If I become president, that’s exactly what they’ll have.

The same week Rubio released a statement condemning Palestinian violence. And hinting that Obama and Hillary Clinton are anti-semitic.

And what has been the Obama administration’s response to weeks of official Palestinian incitement, anti-Semitism, and violence? President Obama refuses to criticize Abbas or demand that he stop the incitement and violence. Instead, the administration plays the moral equivalence game…

Indeed, the indifference that President Obama and Hillary Clinton display toward incitement and violence against Jews fits a long-running pattern of callousness and neglect toward the Jewish state.

I’d point out that Rubio’s biggest sell to Adelson– who has called on Obama to nuke Iran— is that he plans to reverse Obama’s Iran policy on Day 1 in the White House. Last August Rubio made that promise on Fox:

Rubio: This is not a treaty. There’s nothing about this that’s binding on the next administration, and if I’m the president of the United States, in my first day in office, we will lift what the president is doing, we will reimpose sanctions, and in fact, I will ask Congress to increase sanctions, and we will back it up with a credible threat of military force.

Bill Hemmer: So, the votes to override a veto are not there, so in essence, this is a done deal.

Rubio: It’s a done deal for the next 18 months. But again, it’s not a treaty. There’s nothing legally binding about it. This is basically the president has decided to use the national security waiver of the current sanctions that are already on the books, and he’s going to use that waiver to lift sanctions on Iran. When I’m president of the United States, we will reimpose those sanctions on day one, and then I will go to Congress and ask them to even increase those sanctions more, and I will back that up with a credible threat of military force. A simple message to the Ayatollah: If you try to build a weapon, we will destroy your program.

The Washington Post performs disinformation on Rubio’s overtures. Tom Toles says that Adelson’s interest is the casino industry (where he’s made his money), not a word about Israel.

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Other than Netanyahu has Sheldon ever backed a winner?

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