The Haaretz newspaper says Adelson threatened to sue Channel 10, partially owned by fellow billionaires Arnon Milchan and Ron Lauder if it didn't apologize for its profile of his [Adelson's] conduct and business dealings. Israeli newspapers on Thursday published a statement by Channel 10's news chief, Reudor Benziman, saying that in his professional capacity, he "cannot live with the apology".
Israel's Channel 10 is owned by Israelis Yossi Maiman and Arnon Milchan, a Hollywood film producer; and Ron Lauder, another U.S. businessman with close ties to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.