In the recording, the Israeli Prime Minister’s son is heard with a son of a shareholder in a gas company that won offshore drilling rights
By Jonathan Ferziger | 9 January 2018
BLOOMBERG — Israeli television broadcast a 2015 recording in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son is heard bantering with a son of a shareholder in a gas company that won offshore drilling rights from the government and asking him for money to pay a stripper.
Yair Netanyahu was recorded while cruising between strip clubs in downtown Tel Aviv in a government-supplied armored car with one of the sons of Isramco Negev 2 LP shareholder Jackob Maimon, according to Hadashot TV news. Along with them was another friend, a secret-service agent and a driver.
Amid raunchy jokes about a night of drinking at the adult clubs, the younger Netanyahu can be heard complaining that the friend won’t lend him money to pay a dancer even though his father benefited from the lucrative gas business with the government . “Bro, my dad arranged a $20 billion deal and you can’t spot me 400 shekels” ($116)? Yair Netanyahu says. The conversation was in Hebrew.
As police have been conducting an investigation for more than a year into corruption allegations against the prime minister, his 26-year-old son has been criticized for leading an expensive lifestyle supported by taxpayers — particularly for being given a security detail and the use of government cars. […]