Adelson Takes Cue From Peres With Big-budget Birthday Bash

Adelson, who has given hundreds of millions of dollars to Birthright Israel, enjoys celebration in Tel Aviv with over 6,000 Birthright participants and alums.

Jewish-American casino mogul Sheldon Adelson marked his upcoming 80th birthday at a raucous Birthright-Israel "mega event" last evening at Tel Aviv's Nokia Arena in the presence of another August birthday boy, President Shimon Peres, and approximately 6,000 Taglit-Birthright participants and alumni.