Oy vey! Obama’s limo filled with wrong fuel

2013-03-21 00:00

U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel got off to a rocky start yesterday when one of his limousines broke down.

The vehicle, flown in specially from the U.S., was mistakenly filled with diesel rather than petrol, the Guardian reported on its website, quoting Israeli news sources.

A replacement was being driven in from Jordan, it was reported, while Obama flew from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by helicopter.

The armour-plated official presidential limousine is specially equipped with a variety of security features, including night vision cameras.

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