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Published on Jan 27, 2012
democracynow.org - Many analysts say Newt Gingrich's recent rise in the Republican contest 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, "Winning Our Future," which has run a series of ads attacking Gingrich's opponent Mitt Romney. Gingrich has openly admitted Adelson's support came down to a single issue: Israel. Gingrich has adopted the most extremist anti-Palestinian stance of the Republican presidential field, calling the Palestinians themselves an "invented" people. We speak with Gal Beckerman of the Jewish Daily Forward and Linda Sarsour of the Arab American Association of New York.
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