Deri, Sa’ar mourn Adelson, praise his contributions to Israel, Jewish causes

New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar praises the late Sheldon Adelson for his support for Israeli and Jewish causes and for “speaking up” for the Jewish state.

“Sheldon Adelson was one of the greatest supporters of Jewish organizations in Israel and around the world. Over the past decades, he contributed to many causes, including strengthening Jewish education, commemorating the Holocaust, building bridges between Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel, and strengthening Israel,” he says in a statement.

“In addition to his philanthropic activities, Adelson devoted his time and energy to speaking up for Israel, making Israel’s case to US decision-makers, and strengthening ties between Israel and the United States,” says Sa’ar. “My deepest condolences go to his wife Miriam and to all his family.”

Shas leader Aryeh Deri says Adelson will be remembered for his “warm heart” and dedication to the Jewish state.