How much time would it take to smoke all those cigars?

Jerusalem Post - - FRONT PAGE - • By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

Ap­prox­i­mately 3,240 hours. Some 135 days. That’s how much time Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu may have spent smok­ing mostly Co­hiba Siglo V cigars over the last nine years. This is based on a rough es­ti­mate, tak­ing into ac­count the de­tails of the po­lice re­port on its probe into Ne­tanyahu re­leased on Tues­day.

Ne­tanyahu and his fam­ily are al­leged to have re­ceived

gifts of a to­tal value of NIS 1 mil­lion, which in­cluded cigars, cham­pagne and jew­elry. Ac­cord­ing to re­ports on Is­raeli TV in Jan­uary, the gifts in­cluded Co­hiba Siglo V cigars and Dom Pérignon, although this was dis­puted by Ne­tanyahu’s lawyer at the time.

The ci­gar web­site de­scribes Co­hiba as the “flag­ship brand of Cuban cigars,” and the Siglo V as “the largest of the five sizes.” It is also the most ex­pen­sive.

Ci­gar Afi­cionado re­minds read­ers that it is not only one of the most fa­mous brands, but “Co­hiba was cre­ated as the per­sonal smoke of Fidel Cas­tro in 1966.” In 2009, the year Ne­tanyahu

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