Adelson’s Attorney Says Jewish Billionaire Does Not Own Israel Hayom

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The Times of Israel reports: An attorney for Sheldon Adelson told Israel’s Supreme Court that the Jewish American billionaire does not own the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom.

At a hearing Monday in the Supreme Court, attorney Avigdor Klagsbald said for the first time that the free daily newspaper is owned by an Adelson relative. Casino magnate Adelson has been cited frequently in media reports and has been widely represented by both critics and supporters as Israel Hayom’s owner.

The question of Adelson’s ownership of Israel Hayom, a right-wing newspaper widely considered to be a mouthpiece for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, came up during an appeal of a Jerusalem District Court ruling on a Freedom of Information petition.

Read more at the Times of Israel


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