No Gambling With Security as Netanyahu and Adelson Do Lunch in N.Y.

Israel's chief and American casino investor meet in Manhattan, with 30 security staff keeping watch. Guess what Israel's chief ordered to eat.

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Sheldon Adelson, April 11, 2012.
Sheldon Adelson, April 11, 2012.Credit: Bloomberg

When it comes to its prime minister's security, careful doesn't begin to describe Israel's approach.

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and the Jewish-American casino investor Sheldon Adelson, a longtime supporter of the prime minister, met in Manhattan for lunch on Tuesday, with fully 30 security staff keeping watch, The New York Post reports.

The afternoon after Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly, the premier, Adelson and three other people ate at a Midtown Italian place, Fresco by Scotto, the Post reported.

The block was closed off and patrons at the restaurant went through a metal detector, according to the paper's sources.

And for those truly concerned, the paper reported that Israel's chief ordered veal.

Sheldon Adelson (left) with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Credit: Eyal Warshavsky / BauBau

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