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  Elul 15, 5767 , 29/08/07

Adelson: Yediot and Ma'ariv Control Israeli News

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson has charged that the owners of the two largest Israeli Hebrew dailies exercise so much control that "the public does not receive reasonable news," according to Globes. He spoke at the opening of the worlds largest casino in Macao.

Adelson, whose views are more nationalist than leftist and who has repeatedly warned about the growing Muslim threat, recently failed in a bid to buy the financially troubled Ma'ariv daily, which lags far behind in popularity to Yediot Aharonot.

He recently launched a new daily called Israel Today (Yisrael Ha-Yom). Adelson noted that neither of the two largest Hebrew newspapers covered the opening of the casino.

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