Israel Prime Minister's Son Caught On Tape Talking Money & Strippers
Not a good thing for
sonny or daddy
January 09, 2018
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(INTERNATIONAL) -- You talk about embarrassing. Talk about rather stupid. Talk about how some kids of the rich and powerful roll.
Enter from stage left the obviously genius son of Israel's prime minister who has found the need to issue a heartfelt apology after an embarrassing audiotape of him bragging about his daddy's role in a controversial gas deal was broadcast on Israeli TV.
On the tape, believed to be from the year 2015, is 26-year old Yair "The Wild Hair" Netanyahu whining to a big shot gas tycoon's son to lend him some dough for a stripper.
You'll love this. He's heard saying, "Bro, my dad now arranged for you a $20 billion deal and you can't spot [lend] me 400 shekels ($116 US)?" he asks.
See? Even in Israel they start everything with bro. Pretty soon every TV news story anywhere on this planet is gonna start with bro.
Then that will eventually morph into this story lead-in line on all the major networks: "Bro! You ain't gonna believe this sh*t I'm about to tell you!" (ABC News will, of course, be the first network to roll with that line since they're targeting the just-starting-to-shave demographic bros.)
Now that the funky-like-a-monkey tape is out in the wild, young Yair "The Wild Hair" says he'd been drinking booze that day, was under the influence and it was all just "a bad joke."
According to the BBC that recording came to light as Israeli police are looking into allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (who denies any wrongdoing).
That BBC report, found here also notes that lawyers for the Netanyahu family tried to stop Channel 2 News in Israel from broadcasting the tape on Monday night.
Is that a hoot? Trump attempts to stop that embarrassing book from being published (the one that paints him as an illiterate imbecile who's fully detached from reality) and bro Benny in Israel tries to stop the tape from being aired, which shows his kid as an imbecile (albeit, one who probably can read a bit and cipher some).
The lawyer argument (to deep six that tape before it was broadcast) was that it was "cheap, vicious gossip" and part of a "witch hunt" against the prime minister.
Sound familiar kids? They watch a lot of American TV over there to come up with their legal defense strategies ("It's all a witch hunt by the Democrats and Hillary!!!")
The recording was reportedly made while Yair The Wild Hair was traveling through Tel Aviv in a guvment-supplied armored car with Ori Maimon, the gas tycoon's kid, another friend and a government-funded bodyguard.
Happiness in Israel is a warm armored car, a driver and three strippers on your lap all twerking at the same time. (Is Israel a great country or what?)
"The friends are heard talking in Hebrew about strippers and how much money they have spent," says the BBC.
And so it goes in the lives of the rich and famous.