Israel’s President, Prime Minister Won’t Attend Mandela’s Funeral

AP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s president, Shimon Peres, will not be attending the funeral services for Nelson Mandela, Reuters reported Monday.

Netanyahu’s aides cited costs of travel and security as the reason for his absence. Peres, who is 90, has been advised by his doctors not to make the trip.

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