Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday with a group of high-school students from the Las Vegas-based Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson Educational Campus who are on an educational visit to Israel.
The students and the prime minister discussed Bible studies and the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Netanyahu spoke about the patriarch Abraham, who came to the Land of Israel and bought a plot in Hebron. He told the students that they were Israel's ambassadors and should remember what they had seen during their visit.
Netanyahu asked the students what they would like to be when they grew up, to which one of the students replied that his ambition was to become a veterinarian. The prime minister told the student that Israel was lacking expertise in that field and that after he finished school he should return and find a job in Israel.
The campus is the only Jewish educational center offering classes to children from the age of 18 months up through 12th grade in Nevada, and is open to all students.
"Our school has a strong connection to the State of Israel and before our 12th graders leave us on their way to college, we make sure that not only do they have the tools to serve as Israel's advocates, they also are able to say, "I have been there and I know firsthand that my people have strong roots to our land and I know who we are and what we stand for," said Amir Eden, the school's head of Judaic Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Life.
Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson are the owners of the company that holds the shares of Israel Hayom.