David Ben-Gurion arrived for the state dinner 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 ...'"