Reuters reported that several pistols belonging to bodyguards of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took an unexplained cross-country US detour this week before four of them went missing.
According to the news agency, a spokesman for Israel's Shin Bet security service confirmed that the four handguns "were part of the equipment sent ahead (of Netanyahu) to Washington, and got lost," adding that Israeli and US authorities were investigating.
A US source familiar with the matter told Reuters that two suitcases bearing seven handguns in all -- four in one bag, three in the other -- arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York with Israel's security detail and were rechecked for a flight to Washington. But neither bag made it there.
Later the guns were recovered.
One might well think that this was a quick lesson about how the US can demilitarize Israel, like snapping fingers.