Benjamin Netanyahu's son went to Brazil – and skipped the tab

Yair Netanyahu, son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left a hotel tab of $ 2,925, the hotel hasn’t been able to collect since December.

March 11, 2019 20:09
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Yair Netanyahu arrives at court, December 10th, 2018

Yair Netanyahu arrives at court, December 10th, 2018. (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/ MAARIV)


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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son, Yair, traveled on someone else's dime.

Yair Netanyahu, accompanied his parents Sara and Benjamin when they went to Brazil to take part in the inauguration ceremony of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, it is now reported the young Netanyahu failed to pay his hotel tab for the last three months.

Before they went to Brazil the official response of the Office of Prime Minister was that his expenses will be paid by the Netanyahu family “out of their private pocket,” Haaretz reported.

Yet the tab, which is to the tune of $2,925, remained unpaid to this day. The hotel turned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is unable to pay it as there is no payment protocol covering the expenses of family members of official state representatives.

The Office of Prime Minister said that the request of payment was “received a few days ago” and the Netanyahu family will pay it “as is the custom.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu is currently engaged in a fierce legal battle to be allowed to accept money from wealthy backers to cover the expenses of his legal defense team - so that he may defend himself from allegations of corruption.

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