Netanyahu Son Red-Faced over Alcohol-Fueled Boast

The son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was recorded talking to a friend, the son of a gas tycoon, about a controversial deal involving their powerful fathers.

As pressure on Benjamin Netanyahu grows over allegations of corruption, the family’s public image was dealt a blow on Monday after a report aired by Israeli television. The report included a recording of a 2015 conversation that three young men, with powerful parents or connections, had had after a night at a strip club.

They were Yair Netanyahu, the son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Nir Maimon, the son of natural gas tycoon Kobi Maimon, and Roman Abramov, an employee of Australian gambling tycoon James Packer, who has been accused in Israeli media of getting the well-paid job without having the relevant experience.

The three young men sounded inebriated at the time of the recording and were heard discussing how much they spent at the strip club over the evening. Netanyahu was also apparently suggesting arranging a meeting with a prostitute for his friends. However, the ‘service’ would require 400 shekels ($116), which, Abramov suggested, Maimon should lend to the PM’s son.

“Bro, you have to spot me. My dad made an awesome deal for your dad, bro. He fought, fought in the Knesset for this, bro,” Yair Netanyahu said, as quoted by the Times of Israel. “Bro, my dad now arranged a $20 billion show for you and you can’t spot me 400 shekel?”

The conversation apparently…

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