Netanyahu says he’s heartbroken by Adelson’s death

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he received the news of Adelson’s death with “deep sorrow and heartbreak.”

“Sheldon’s tremendous efforts to strengthen Israel’s position in the United States and to strengthen the connection between Israel and the Diaspora will be remembered for generations,” says Netanyahu.

“Along with his wife Miri, Sheldon was one of the greatest contributors in history to the Jewish people, Zionism, settlements and the State of Israel,” he says, listing his support for Taglit-Birthright and Ariel University among those causes.

“We will forever remember Sheldon and his tremendous contribution to the State of Israel and the Jewish people.”

American businessman and investor Sheldon Adelson, left, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a cornerstone laying ceremony for the Medicine Faculty buildings at the Ariel University in the West Bank, June 28, 2017. (Ben Dori/Flash90)