The Jerusalem Post
‘Where have you been for 40 years,’ heckler taunts PM
As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was promising during the Remembrance Day ceremony on Wednesday that immediately after forming a new government he would reaffirm his approval of a memorial hall to commemorate Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror, a shout from the crowd stopped him short.
“Leave the politics out of this!” the heckler called out. “Where have you been for 40 years? You should be embarrassed!”
Netanyahu’s son, Yair, responded on Twitter:
“So the prime minister spoke about establishing a fallen IDF soldier memorial, and immediately he was interrupted by, ‘Don’t talk about politics, you should be embarrassed.’ Is there anyone who doesn’t understand that it was all planned in advance and not even related to the content of his speech? That’s an embarrassment! Debasing a mourning brother on Remembrance Day.”
Netanyahu’s brother, Yonatan, was killed in action during Operation Entebbe in 1976, the hostage rescue mission at Entebbe Airport in Uganda.