Netanyahu boasts buff bathroom entourage

New Yorkers marveled at Netanyahu's human bathroom barricade.

September 23, 2016 11:04
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to America for the UN General Assembly, September 20, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to America for the UN General Assembly, September 20, 2016. (photo credit: KOBI GIDEON/GPO)


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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be facing opposition in the UN, but at least when it comes to bathroom trips, he doesn't have to go it alone.

In New York for the UN General Assembly, Page Six reported that Netanyahu and his wife Sarah dined at upscale restaurant Harry Cipriani on Tuesday, bringing with them a sizeable security team. Reportedly, 40 '"buff" Israeli security agents from the Shin Bet accompanied the couple, with 20 arriving early to prepare the venue and 20 escorting them. Further, barricades were assembled around the restaurant, rerouting diners through metal detectors and security checks.

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The largest spectacle of all, according to Page Six, was when Netanyahu exited the dining area to use the restroom. Around 20 security guards rose with the Prime Minister, several entered the bathroom with him, one guarded the door, and others created a "human barricade," barring others' entrance.

Netanyahu frequently travels with extensive security details. In July, there were reports that an attack was planned against his motorcade in Kenya, causing the convoy to change routes. Netanyahu denied the report, though the convoy did reroute.

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