Netanyahu Will Miss Mandela Funeral Because Traveling Is Too Expensive


netanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has decided not to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week because it is too expensive to travel to South Africa.N

Netanyahu 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, according to AFP.

“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 in Johannesburg,” Haaretz reported.

Bibi has been in the spotlight recently with revelations that taxpayers dished out almost $1 million last year to maintain his three residences.

{ Israel}