Dear Mondoweiss Readers,
Desperate times, call for desperate measures. As you’ve surely heard by now Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not be attending Nelson Mandela’s official memorial, citing a lack of funds. This is a travesty. Mandela is a global hero, and don’t forget, Israel and South Africa have a relationship going back decades. Is that how you treat a friend?!
The Israeli press has said the trip will cost $2 million. Yikes, that’s a bit steep. No can do, but we ran an internet search and found a much better price flying coach on Turkish Airlines:
Can you help us raise to send $3,450 to send Bibi on his way? (we’ll round up so he can buy a drink)
Now, we didn’t clear this with the Prime Minister first, but if you give $60 or more to help him save face, we’ll be happy to send you a copy of Max Blumenthal’s Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. We know the big guy will appreciate any help you can send.
Thank you for your support. Together with Bibi we can all help truly make Greater Israel, the Greatest Israel. Give today.
Adam, Scott & Phil