PM sprains ankle at Arab-Jewish kids soccer game

After 5 minutes of game-time, Netanyahu misses swipe at soccer ball, falls; Likud cancels faction meeting following injury




With leadership like this, it’s no wonder Israel failed to qualify for the Euro 2012.



joint Arab-Jewish soccer gameJoint Arab-Jewish soccer game – Photo: Moshe Milner GPO

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday sprained his ankle while participating in a joint Arab-Jewish soccer game for children at Jerusalem’s Kraft Stadium.

The Likud party canceled its faction meeting in light of the injury.

Netanyahu joined the game, staged for Peter Greenberg’s show “The Royal Tour,” but fell after five minutes following a failed swipe at the soccer ball.

After falling, his security guards drove up to him, helped him inside the vehicle , and left the scene.

Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.

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