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Stanford University professor David Palumbo-Liu alerted his Salon readers about a "secret" meeting held last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada:

"If you did not know that this weekend some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world will meet in the Las Vegas desert to plot a massive and well-financed campaign against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, it's not your fault."

Palumbo-Liu notes that in order to be aware of this event, "you would have to be a reader of news sources such as the Forward or Haaretz, or Mondoweiss."

Four days after the Salon posting appeared, The New York Times buried two paragraphs about the Vegas event inside a longer story which featured the success Israel was enjoying in gaining anti-BDS support in state legislatures in South Carolina and Illinois.

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This campaign against American supporters of Palestinian freedom, was prompted by the alarmed awareness among Israeli leaders, and their U.S. allies, that the BDS movement is rapidly gaining ground.

The "secret" Vegas weekend focused on planning for, and funding, a campaign to kill BDS in its academic cradle.

This campaign links Israel, a foreign nation, with its U.S. "fifth column," a term Wikipedia defines as "any group of people who undermine a larger group -- such as a nation or a besieged city -- from within."

Wikipedia adds that "the activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine. Forces gathered in secret can mobilize openly to assist an external attack."

The Vegas event took place away from the U.S. mainstream spotlight because U.S. mainstream media chose to ignore it.

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With U.S. billionaires both funding and setting up its top-down strategy with Israeli-inspired organizations on American campuses, Israel's successful invasion of U.S. institutions takes another major step toward "occupying" American institutions.

The meeting was held, appropriately enough, in Sheldon Adelson's luxurious Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, This gambling center has already become an important stop for Republican presidential aspirants in search of Adelson's money and backing.

This anti-BDS weekend gathering followed the same call-and-response strategy as the 2012 and the upcoming 2016 Adelson primaries, to choose a Republican presidential nominee.

More than Adelson's millions are involved. Adelson is not alone is feeling that, as Forward reported, there are other major conservative billionaires who want in on the action and who want to dictate how their money is used. The Forward reported:

"Leading Jewish mega-donors ... summoned pro-Israel [anti-BDS] activists for a closed-door meeting in Las Vegas to establish, and fund, successful strategies for countering the wave of anti-Israel activity on college campuses."

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson (below, left) was the host of the gathering which featured financial luminaries such as "Hollywood entertainment mogul Haim Saban, Israeli-born real-estate developer Adam Milstein and Canadian businesswoman Heather Reisman."

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James Wall is currently a Contributing Editor of The Christian Century magazine, based in Chicago, Illinois. From 1972 through 1999, he was editor and publisher of the Christian Century magazine. Many sources have influenced Jim's writings over (more...)
 

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