Israel's '1st canine' quarantined for biting Hanukkah guests

Israel's '1st canine' quarantined for biting Hanukkah guests

1 photo
Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's first canine is in the dog house after biting two guests at the Prime Minister's Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony.

Benjamin Netanyahu posted a family portrait — including his wife, two sons and dog Kaiya —on Facebook Friday morning.

"Last night our whole family lit the fifth Hanukkah candle before we were sadly forced to send Kaiya to quarantine, as required by law," he wrote.

Kaiya sunk her teeth into parliamentarian Sharren Haskel and the husband of deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely, both of ruling Likud, on Wednesday. Neither was seriously hurt. Israeli cities may quarantine biting dogs for 10 days.

Heskel laughed off the incident, tweeting: "As someone who was once a snake wrangler, a small bite from a dog doesn't excite me."

Netanyahu adopted the dog in July.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Most recent Features stories

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast