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Sundown: Adelson Is (Ultimately) a Party Man

Plus Syrian embassy closed, Christians acting Jewish, and more

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Sheldon Adelson in 2008.(David Silverman/Getty Images)

• Sheldon Adelson will reportedly continue to be generous with his friend Newt Gingrich but will eventually back likely nominee Mitt Romney: His foremost commitment is to unseat President Obama. [NYT]

• The United States formally levied the new sanctions on Iran’s central bank. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]

• The United States has closed its embassy in Damascus and evacuated its personnel, for safety reasons. [WP]

• The BDS Conference, which was over the weekend at the University of Pennsylvania, was criticized for not allowing a Philadelphia Jewish Exponent reporter in. [JTA]

• Prompted by the Eddie Long fiasco, Peter Manseau considers the dubious history of “goyish Jewish mishagas.” [Religion Dispatches]

• Joe Eszterhas discusses writing the screenplay for Mel Gibson’s Judah Maccabee movie. [NYT Magazine]

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Sundown: Adelson Is (Ultimately) a Party Man

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