Skip to comments.Netanyahu missing Mandela memorial for cost reasons: Report
Posted on 12/08/2013 8:04:31 PM PST by Nachum
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week because it is too expensive to travel to South Africa, Israeli media reported on Sunday. Netanyahu had notified the South African authorities that he would fly in but cancelled his plans at the last minute due to the costs involved -- around 7.0 million shekels ($2 million) for his transport and security alone, pubic radio and the Haaretz daily reported. "The decision was made in light of the high transportation costs resulting from the short notice of the trip and the security required for the prime minister
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Maybe he’s going to send the IAF to bomb the funeral?
you couldn’t pay me to go there
Obama would never do anything that would actually save the taxpayers money.
Well, Mandela made no secret of backing the Palestinian terrorists against Israel.
Netanyahu knows he’d offend a ton of people if he said so. But I’m glad he’s not going.
Can you blame him? He would be less popular than a black man at a KKK convention. Remember? Israel, with friends too few and far between did what he had to do, found a willing friend to befriend and visa versa. South Africa, having incarcerated Mandela would not, today, be a welcome place for Netanyahu. When you talk cost, you’ve got to include the security considrations for Netanyahu which would be considerable.
He knows Mandela supported the people who deny Israel’s right to exist?
Boon: “Washing her hair?”
Otter: “No, dead mother.”
he might not of SAID he hated Israel, but he sure wasn't their friend...
“I have to change air in my bicycle’s tires”
How much is the US boondoggle going to cost?
From the posted release: “...for his transport and security alone, pubic radio and the Haaretz daily reported.”
“pubic radio”? Twelve posts and no one mentions this error? You’re slipping.
You couldn’t pay me 7.0 million shekels ($2 million) to attend.
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