Sunday, February 17, 2013

You scream, I scream, Bibi screams for ice cream

Here's a news item you may have missed -- a scoop from Associated Press.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, has frozen his annual budget for, errr, ice cream. Pun definitely intended!

Mr. Netanyahu’s office said today that after the Israeli economic newspaper Calcalist published details of the taxpayer-funded contract to purchase ice cream from Bibi's favourite Jerusalem parlour, the PM ordered it stopped immediately. Netanyahu said he would always be willing to accept his just desserts [enough puns! Ed.] but called the contract “excessive and unacceptable.”

Calcalist reported that the prime minister’s annual expense budget included $2,700 for ice cream, ordered in from the nearby Metudela ice cream shop. It wasn't all for himself though. He shared the frozen dairy [Is that kosher? Ed.] with high-ranking officials at his official residence.

If you're wondering, Bibi's favourite flavours are said to be pistachio, vanilla, and jewsy fruit. [You're fired! Ed.]

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