Fancy Dress

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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 ...'"