Israel Bonds: 'Bibitours' allegations are incorrect

April 7, 2011 11:48

State of Israel Bonds - Europe denied on Thursday the allegations made by Channel 10's Raviv Druker that money meant to fund Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's travel were used so his wife could join him, without informing the organization.

"Israel Bonds has invited Netanyahu and his wife to events abroad according to the acceptable protocol observed by previous governments and ministers," the organization said in a statement.

"Thus," the Bonds spokesman explained, "we invited Netanyahu and his wife to London in 2004, and we were happy to have him participate in an event during the war in August 2006."

The organization explained that Netanyahu is an especially popular lecturer, and that Israel Bonds was prepared to pay for his wife's travel expenses, and even to pay for just his wife to travel in cases when Netanyahu received funding from the Knesset.

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