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The Schmooze

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.



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