Sheldon Adelson, the owner of Israel’s free daily newspaper Israel Hayom, spoke out against a new bill in the Knesset that would mandate nationally distributed newspapers to charge a minimum price. In an interview published in Israel Hayom, Adelson accuses Arnon (Noni) Mozes, publisher of Yedioth Ahronoth (Israel’s formerly number-one newspaper) of being able to “tailor a bill just so he can eliminate competition.” The bill–which is seen by some as a direct rebuke to Israel Hayom–has support from six different parties, including three from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition. For more on Israel’s newspaper wars–and Adelson’s role in them–see “The Adelson Effect” in our May/June issue.
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Not content with trying to buy the office of President of the United States for someone who will do his bidding, he now
interfers in the internal affairs of a nation in which he is not a citizen. The causes of anti-semitism are many,and complex
but certainly a man like Adelson should be on that list.