Netanyahu disappears for 10 hours

After hours of ignoring requests, PMO statement claims premier was touring a 'military facility.'

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September 7, 2009 22:49
Netanyahu disappears for 10 hours

Binyamin Netanyahu 248.88. (photo credit: AP)

 
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Rumors swirled Monday afternoon that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had gone abroad, to an unnamed country, for a few hours of intensive talks. Throughout the day the Prime Minister's Office, when asked about Netanyahu's whereabouts, said only that he was on a tour. After hours of speculation, and numerous inquiring phone calls, the PMO finally released the following laconic statement Monday evening: "The Prime Minister's military attaché reports that the prime minister is visiting a security installation inside Israel." Netanyahu was accompanied to the installation by National Security Adviser Uzi Arad and the military attaché, Meir Kalifi. Netanyahu's tour lasted for more than 10 hours.

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