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Zionist US casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson dies at age 87

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US billionaire Sheldon Adelson speaks during a news conference for the opening of Parisian Macao in Macau. (File photo)

US Republican mega-donor and hardline Zionist Sheldon Adelson has expired at the age of 87.

Adelson died on Monday night from complications related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Las Vegas Sands Corp., his company, said in a statement Tuesday.

The multi-billionaire was an ardent supporter of the Israeli regime and the founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and one of President Donald Trump's largest donors.

His company announced last week that Adelson had taken a leave of absence as his cancer worsened.

Adelson and his Israeli-born wife, Miriam, invested hundreds of millions dollars in the Trump campaign    for the 2020 election cycle.   

The Trump administration delighted Adelson by transferring the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, adopting a hardline policy against Iran by scrapping the Obama administration’s nuclear accord with Tehran.

Adelson was listed by Forbes in September 2020 as having a fortune of $33.5 billion, making him the 28th richest person in the world.

Adelson, a Zionist Jew, has said his most important issue when considering which candidates to support in US elections is “the safety of Israel.”

He was one of the Republican Party's biggest donors and a major supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The billionaire Zionist casino owner and Republican Party funder also finances Israel's Hayom, a pro-Netanyahu newspaper that is distributed throughout Israel for free.

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