Many years ago, in 1979, a Knesset delegation took a diplomatic trip to Australia and New Zealand. The eastbound flight was long and exhausting. The airplane took off from Germany, stopped in South Africa and went on to Sidney – a total of 38 hours. The delegation was headed by Yitzhak Shamir, then the Knesset speaker and later to become prime minister. He didn't dream of requesting a seat in business...