Rahm Emanuel is pictured at the Boston Bar and Grill in Eilat, shortly before he stuck Israel with the bill. (YNet News)
The Rahm Emanuel Family is visiting Israel. Rahm plans on taking his son, Zach, to Jerusalem’s famous Western Wall for his Jewish coming-of-age ritual. Today his family dined at an expensive restaurant in Eilat. They stuck the Israeli Tourism Ministry with the bill.
Israel National News reported:
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and his family dined on seafood at an Eilat restaurant and left the bill for the Israeli Tourism Ministry, according to reports in Israeli media. The report was met with consternation by MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari of the National Union, who wants the bill sent back to Emanuel.
Emanuel is in Israel on a private visit with his parents, his wife, his children and other family members, to make preparations for his son’s upcoming Bar Mitzvah. Upon arrival in Israel Friday, the Emanuels headed for Eilat, where they dined on seafood at a restaurant. After the (unkosher) meal, which included cheviche (citrus marinaded seafood), calamari (fried squid), various fish, salads and hamburgers, the bill was handed over to a Ministry of Tourism representative who accompanied the Emanuels.
Ben-Ari fired off a letter to the Attorney General in which he said: “I was amazed to hear that following the sumptuous meal at the ‘Boston’ restaurant Emanuel handed the bill to a Ministry of Tourism representative who was present. In my humble legal opinion there is no possibility of making the State of Israel pay for such a meal, as part of a private visit by the White House Chief of Staff and his family.”
Several Israelis were already upset that Emanuel would take his son to Jerusalem for his Bar Mitzvah because of the Obama Administration’s hostile policies towards Israel. The fact the Emanuel is sticking Israel with tonight’s dinner bill won’t help any.
Hat Tip K. Solomon