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Netanyahu draws fire in Israel over secret trip

Jeffrey Heller
Reuters [1]
Thursday, Sept 10th, 2009

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew the wrath of Israel’s most influential newspapers on Thursday over what they described as lies issued by his office about a secret flight to Russia.

Netanyahu’s first major media fiasco since taking office six months ago began with a simple question many Israelis, using their leader’s nickname, asked on Monday: Where’s Bibi?

Explaining why he had disappeared from public view for a day, a statement issued on Monday by the prime minister’s office quoted his military attache as saying that Netanyahu had visited a security installation in Israel.

Israeli media reported he had toured a facility belonging to the Mossad intelligence agency.

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