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Oh, Judy

Here’s once that escaped my radar: the wife of Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom accosted Prince Charles at the Pope’s funeral.

Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom’s wife, Judy Nir Mozes Shalom, presented Prince Charles with a gold talisman from Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri during the pope’s funeral at the Vatican Friday.

 

She congratulated the prince on his planned marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles; the prince, in turn, thanked her for the gesture, saying he was moved by it.

If you saw some strange woman coming at you with something she claims is a Kabbalistic talisman, I am sure you would also move.

“I had planned to give him the talisman in advance. I visited the rabbi’s home a day before the trip to Rome with the intention of receiving a gold talisman from him and offering it to the prince,” Mozes Shalom told Ynet. 

Otherwise called stalking.

“I told him I had given former U.S. President Bill Clinton a similar talisman when he was in a state of political turmoil and it helped him. I congratulated him and told him I was happy he is realizing his love after so many years.” 

 

She said she and her husband extended the prince and his future wife an invitation to visit Israel; the prince replied that he had visited the country only once before to attend former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s funeral and that he would be glad to visit again, Mozes Shalom said. 

Not content with behaving inappropriately at an official event, Judy then decided to insult the Prince on Israeli radio.

“Prince Charles was very charming about it, not at all the drip that Israelis assume he is,” Shalom-Nir-Mozes told Army Radio.

He may be a drip, but the Foreign Minister’s wife should not be saying it.

 

By the way, I oppose the gift-giving on other grounds.

“French President (Jacques) Chirac, who saw me present the prince with the talisman, told me he was also very touched by the gesture,” she said.

Flashback: Another great moment in inappropriate official behavior.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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