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Netanyahu’s $140,000 In-Flight Bed Becomes Political Nightmare
ABC News ^ | May 13, 2013 | Alexander Marquardt

Posted on 05/13/2013 1:47:52 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a backlash after reports surfaced that his office was charged an extra $139,000 for a bed on a recent five-hour flight to London.

The uproar comes as Israel faces a new austerity budget, tax hikes and just two months after the Netanyahu residence’s $2,700 annual ice cream bill came to light.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Israel
KEYWORDS: icecream; netanyahu; shimonperes
Politicians everywhere live the good life. But the elderly Peres comes off better by comparison in this case.

Austerity is for the taxpayers.

1 posted on 05/13/2013 1:47:52 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Well said.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 1:49:22 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

heck at least he’d flying commerical. Obama spends more on that every hour on his golf trips.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 1:50:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do uwhen I have a fire.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

In my fatso days, a daily half gallon of Death by Chocolate was the norm.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 1:51:49 PM PDT by gasport (I ain't got no guns.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Quite sure that’s a typo. I’m sure the code that handles passengers doesn’t even allow field spaces of 6 (159,000)
per line item.

You really think a Jewish accountant is gonna pay this invoice?


5 posted on 05/13/2013 1:51:52 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Give me a break... you gotta be kidding me, while Obama spends multiple millions on golf outings, vacations, date night trips to NYC, or wherever the hell else he wants to go... sputtering spittle!!


6 posted on 05/13/2013 1:52:31 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

So you’re the least of a country, flying someone to have an important meeting with important people on subjects which could mean the fortunes and lives of your country.

Off to coach class for you, haul your own bag and forget about security!


7 posted on 05/13/2013 1:52:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do uwhen I have a fire.)
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To: gasport

Israel, or nowhere really in the middle east has cow herds providing milk. Like we don’t have affordable dates and figs.

Every country has relative luxuries they have to import.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 1:54:16 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: dps.inspect

Bibi, I know Joe Biden...I served with Joe Biden, and you Sir are no Joe Biden.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 1:55:07 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Rush could have hooked him up with a Sleep Number bed for a fraction of that.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 1:57:49 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’ll bet Nanzi Pelousi spends more than that on
ice cream on her own air travel.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 1:59:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: gasport

Besides, it’s ice cream, not cigars or weed.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 2:01:52 PM PDT by married21
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To: dps.inspect

I think it’s the austerity. And the ice cream. Israeli taxpayers are no different than the rest of us when see our leaders living the rich life.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 2:02:57 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: txhurl

flew to London for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on a specially outfitted El Al plane that cost the tax payers an extra 500,000 shekels, or $139,000, more than a standard plane

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It was the extra on the entire plane rental, not a pair of passengers.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 2:05:27 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

He fought for his country, literal blood, sweat and tears, much like out commander in chief -NOT- an in flight bed? AN IN FLIGHT BED?!?! -————SHUT UP-——


15 posted on 05/13/2013 2:07:12 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: dps.inspect

One can’t deny that Netanyahu bravely and effectively served his nation as a young man in the military.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 2:20:54 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Meanwhile, despite recommendations starting in 2009 from the Shin Bet, the Finance Ministry, the Transportation Ministry and an independent consulting firm hired by the PMO for Netanyahu’s office to buy him a private plane and save millions annually, Israel still doesn’t have its equivalent of Air Force One. (The Jerusalem Post)
17 posted on 05/13/2013 2:25:19 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Slow news day, Jumper?


18 posted on 05/13/2013 2:29:12 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Just show them a copy of the bill for Michelle’s last vacation...


19 posted on 05/13/2013 2:38:32 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: cornelis

Slow news or not, there’s always room for another positive story. And that positive news is that Shimon Peres takes austerity to heart.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 2:39:04 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Former Fetus

Netanyahu needs to go ahead and buy the plane. He wont get any more heat than he is from these bed stories.


21 posted on 05/13/2013 2:41:25 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Wait until LATMA-TV gets a hold of this. They’re harsh on Netanyahu anyway.

Note: LATMA is a conservative pro-Western satirical web channel. Look them up on youtube. They regard Obama as much an enemy of Israel as the pallies.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 2:58:51 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Pelosi, as Speaker, spent that a weekend flying back to San Fran on a specialized Air Force jet for her entourage.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 3:00:28 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: Fledermaus

I don’t think Netanyahu’s indulgences can hold a candle to the royal privileges that our leaders enjoy.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 3:16:13 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; All

Not worth mentioning compared to Michelle spending millions to send one of her daughters and a dozen friends down to Mexico to party with Secret Service escorts.

No former president has lived as lavishly on the taxpayer dime as this administration.

I have heard that the bill exceeded a billion dollars quite a while back.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 3:23:47 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

We don’t know the full extent of things like that because the American press seems to think that they have better things to do.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 3:51:48 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: elcid1970

A little satire directed toward politicians is good even when the target is a guy that we generally support. They’re politicians after all, not infallible supermen.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 3:55:28 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Politicians everywhere live the good life.

Never mind the tax payers get gang raped 24/7...They all do it!

Thanks Obama!

It's all good...Now GTF back to work...

28 posted on 05/13/2013 4:03:19 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Yup ...  photo Bibi_Obama.jpg
29 posted on 05/13/2013 5:29:32 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Latma-TV has a player who is a man of a hundred faces. Whenever he does an uncanny Netanyahu, it is a conflicted Hamlet-like character influenced by every twist of the wind. In Hebrew with subtitles (in several languages including Russian).

Bibi surely watches the show and takes notice. The announcer who is ridiculed by his female sidekick for being `of the right’ sometimes lets fly with un-PC thoughts like,

“If we go in and this time really beat the living hell out of the Arabs, maybe they’ll leave us alone for a while!!”


30 posted on 05/13/2013 5:32:38 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
just two months after the Netanyahu residence’s $2,700 annual ice cream bill came to light.

OMFG. They make out like this is HORRIFIC.... this would not even pay for the laundry on the TOWELS for Obama's annual golf outings.

Like I've always said, to the press, the crime is being on the right, politically.

31 posted on 05/13/2013 5:33:59 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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