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AP sources: Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy, AP

Josh Lederman reports, “The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or all of the embassy costs, the administration officials said. The discussions are occurring as the new embassy clears its final bureaucratic hurdles….In one possible scenario, the administration would solicit contributions not only from Adelson but potentially from other donors in the evangelical and American Jewish communities, too. One official said Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate and staunch supporter of Israel, had offered to pay the difference between the total cost — expected to run into the hundreds of millions of dollars — and what the administration is able to raise.”

Could Netanyahu Survive and Will Israel’s Government Collapse? Three Scenarios, Haaretz

Alison Kaplan Sommer writes, “Netanyahu has been declared, depending on the preferred metaphor of any given TV talking head, a “dead man walking” or a “lame duck” – officially running the country, but drained of any real authority. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the United States during the Watergate era, with every day bringing new revelations. So what are the possibilities facing the prime minister moving forward?”

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