Secret Meeting Between Lapid and Adelson Suggests Shifting Alliances, Draws Criticism

After heavily attacking Sheldon Adelson, owner of the pro-Netanyahu newspaper Israel Hayom, during the recent election, the finance minister met with him secretly two weeks ago.

A few months after he disparagingly referred to the daily newspaper Israel Hayom as “campaign advertising,” Finance Minister Yair Lapid and his wife met with its owner, Sheldon Adelson, and his wife at the Adelsons’ Tel Aviv residence.