JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assured the country last night that he had been fraudulently induced into receiving one million euros from fraudster Arnaud Mimran who is currently facing charges of fraud in a French court.
“That fraud Mimran defrauded me,” Netanyahu stated vehemently in an exclusive interview with The Kibbitzer.
“He put the money in my pocket when I wasn’t looking and I only noticed it when we got home and Sara said to me ‘What’s that bulge in your pocket?’ So I put my hand in my pocket and found a million euros.”
Asked why he hadn’t returned the money to Mimran, Netanyahu said that he didn’t trust the post office and none of his friends was prepared to fork out the money for a flight to Paris.
“It’s a very sad state of affairs when you can’t find anyone to finance a first class trip for myself, Sara, the boys and their nanny, three nights in the presidential suite of the Ritz and a box of Cohibas,” the Prime Minister said, with a bitter edge to his voice.
Netanyahu explained that the money had been spent on saving the nation during critical hasbara trips to the Turks and Caicos, the Maldives and the Adler Thermae Spa Resort in Tuscany.
“You’d be surprised how far a million euros doesn’t go these days,” he said.