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        4/26/2013, Iyar 16, 5773

      Adelsons Voted Honorary Citizens of Jerusalem


      The Jerusalem City Council voted, Thursday, to bestow honorary citizenship on Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, among other things, owners of the Yisrael Hayom daily. The resolution granting the honorary citizenship cited the Adelsons for their contributions over the years to developing and strengthening the capital in the fields of tourism, higher education, medical research, and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust.

      The council also cited the Adelsons for being loyal ambassadors on behalf of the city and promoting it as the capital of Israel and the Jewish people.