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Report: ‘Israel’s Air Force One’ has effectively been grounded by new PM

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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has no plans to use Israel’s version of Air Force One when he travels to New York to speak to the UN General Assembly next week, Channel 12 news reported Friday.

In fact, the network said, without citing sources, it is doubtful that the premiere or the president will employ the never-yet-used specially converted jet at all, concerned over the wasteful image surrounding the plane.

The approval and preparation of the Wing of Zion aircraft over several years, to the tune of nearly $300 million, was seen as a project pushed by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was to be used by Israeli heads of state for official........

© The Times of Israel

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