Ben-Gurion's Tie

David Ben Gurion shows up for the state dinner in Jerusalem in typical Israeli fashion, with an unbuttoned collar and no tie or jacket. President Chaim Weizmann is shocked and goes over to Ben-Gurion to chastise him.

"David, how can you show up dressed like this at a state dinner. Think of all the foreign guests who are here."

Ben-Gurion replies, "But Winston Churchill gave me his permission."

"What do you mean Winston Churchill gave you permission, he's not even here!" says Weizmann.

Ben-Gurion answers with a smile, "Well, when I last visited London, Churchill said to me, 'Mr. Prime Minister, in Israel you may dress that way, but not in London!'"

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