Did Netanyahu Predict Chile Mine Collapse 23 Years Before It Happened?

Crossposted from Haaretz

Several months ago, at the 100th birthday celebrations for his father Benzion, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that the centenarian had predicted the events of September 11, 2001, in the early 1990s. On Wednesday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that Netanyahu himself had predicted the collapse of the Chilean copper and gold mine, where 33 miners had been trapped for 69 days until their ultimate rescue.

On topics such as the Middle East peace process, the settlement freeze, or recent inflammatory remarks by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the Prime Minister’s Office has kept consistently mum. However, when the rescue of the Chilean miners became the headline of the day, the Prime Minister’s Office chose to bring quotes from Netanyahu’s book, published 23 years ago, to the public’s attention.

Read more at Haaretz.com

Author

Did Netanyahu Predict Chile Mine Collapse 23 Years Before It Happened?

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Did Netanyahu Predict Chile Mine Collapse 23 Years Before It Happened?

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close