Skip to comments.Netanyahu’s $140,000 In-Flight Bed Becomes Political Nightmare
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 residences $2,700 annual ice cream bill came to light.
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Austerity is for the taxpayers.
heck at least he’d flying commerical. Obama spends more on that every hour on his golf trips.
In my fatso days, a daily half gallon of Death by Chocolate was the norm.
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?
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!!
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!
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.
Bibi, I know Joe Biden...I served with Joe Biden, and you Sir are no Joe Biden.
Rush could have hooked him up with a Sleep Number bed for a fraction of that.
I’ll bet Nanzi Pelousi spends more than that on
ice cream on her own air travel.
Besides, it’s ice cream, not cigars or weed.
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.
flew to London for Margaret Thatchers 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.
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-——
One can’t deny that Netanyahu bravely and effectively served his nation as a young man in the military.
Slow news day, Jumper?
Just show them a copy of the bill for Michelle’s last vacation...
Slow news or not, there’s always room for another positive story. And that positive news is that Shimon Peres takes austerity to heart.
Netanyahu needs to go ahead and buy the plane. He wont get any more heat than he is from these bed stories.
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.
Pelosi, as Speaker, spent that a weekend flying back to San Fran on a specialized Air Force jet for her entourage.
I don’t think Netanyahu’s indulgences can hold a candle to the royal privileges that our leaders enjoy.
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.
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.
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.
Never mind the tax payers get gang raped 24/7...They all do it!
It's all good...Now GTF back to work...
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!!”
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.