Israel Prime Minister’s Dog Arrested After Biting MP


Jerusalem: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dog was behind bars after biting a lawmaker and a cabinet minister’s husband during an event to mark the Hanukkah Jewish holiday.

“Last night we lit the fifth Hanukkah candle with all the family present before we were sadly obliged to send Kaiya to quarantine as required by law,” Netanyahu wrote yesterday in a Facebook post.

The PM said the experience exposed to him “flaws incompatible with logic and compassion” in Israel’s public health regulations, which mandate that dogs who bite, even if they have received all the necessary vaccinations, be confined for 10 days.

In July, the mixed-breed bitch Kaiya was adopted by the Netanyahus from an animal shelter. During a festive candle-lighting ceremony on Wednesday night, the canine bit lawmaker Sharren Haskel from the prime minister’s Likud party as well as the husband of Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely.