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Billionaire right-wing patron Adelson buried in Jerusalem

Israel Sheldon Adelson
Israel Sheldon Adelson
Posted at 4:07 PM, Jan 15, 2021

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.

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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.