Casino magnate Adelson was one of the biggest donors to Israeli and Jewish causes. He launched and owned Israel Hayom, Israel’s most widely distributed newspaper, and was a stalwart backer of Benjamin Netanyahu. He funded organizations to counter anti-Israel narratives on college campuses. He was also a major contributor to the Republican Jewish Coalition and GOP campaigns in the United States.
Photo: Sheldon Adelson (left) with future Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in 2018 (U.S. Embassy Jerusalem, CC BY 2.0)