Foreign Minister Yair Lapid opposed buying the plane in 2013-2014 when he was finance minister, so now some commentators suggest that PM Bennett is not flying on it for political reasons.
Israel and Stuff Editorial
This extremely hi-tech Boeing 767 is the latest ‘tool’ in the protection of Israeli interests. Unfortunately, it’s grounded citing its extravagance for such a young, modest state.
For Israeli leaders to not exploit their own ‘Air Force One’ when traveling abroad may be seen as foolhardy and shortsighted since it’s paid-for, licensed & fully operational.
According to reports, the Wing of Zion wasn’t cheap, costing some NIS 750 million ($242m.) Continue Reading »