ISRAELI MINISTER JOINS COP26 AFTER WHEELCHAIR BLUNDER

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Naftali Bennett, an Israeli politician serving as the 13th and current prime minister

Israel’s energy minister yesterday called for improved access for people with disabilities, this is after she was unable to enter the UN climate summit in her wheelchair.

This, brought embarrassment to the organizers of the conference since Karine Elharrar missed the event because the security was unable to let her car in.

British media reported she could not reach the site because shuttle buses taking people to the venue were unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office said the delegation spent two hours trying to facilitate Elharrar’s entry but ultimately failed “due to it not being fully wheelchair accessible”, and issued a formal complaint.

She said it was a learning moment for future UN conferences.

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