JERUSALEM (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who made prolific donations to right-wing politicians and causes in the United States and Israel, has been laid to rest in Jerusalem.
Adelson was a key supporter of President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and their hawkish approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He died this week at the age of 87.
The chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands was worth an estimated $29.8 billion.
Netanyahu was at the airport late Thursday for the arrival of his casket, which was draped with American and Israeli flags. Adelson was laid to rest at a private ceremony on Friday.