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Yair Netanyahu: the perfect scion of the State of Israel

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What were the management at the Church of His Presence in Alabama thinking when they gave Yair Netanyahu a platform to speak earlier this month? Did they see him as a descendant of the Old Testament prophets come from the Holy Land to guide them? If they had troubled themselves to do even a small amount of due diligence, they would have discovered that the son of the Israeli Prime Minister is not exactly the best person to seek guidance from, especially when it comes to the Bible and morality.

Last year, for example, Netanyahu Jr was at the centre of a big scandal in Israel. Local media reported that he was driven to a Tel Aviv strip club in a government car accompanied by an official security guard. Once there, he was taped interacting with two of his friends, Nir son of Kobi Maimon who is a shareholder in Isramco, which owns Israel’s offshore Tamar gas fields, and Roman Abramov. The exchange included him putting pressure on his rich friends for money. He reminded Maimon that his father the Prime Minister had fixed a deal worth $20 billion for Maimon’s father. He thus reckoned that Nir Maimon owed him. To pay off his debts, Yair Netanyahu offered to fix his friends dates with his own girlfriend, and added that he would have to start lending her out to everyone to pay his debts. Apparently, he even talked about killing the guard who was protecting them, to keep the conversation private. According to his family after that incident, he was under the influence of alcohol at........

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