(JTA) — The rescued Chilean miners have accepted Israel’s invitation to visit on an all-expense-paid trip — if their families can join them.
The 33 miners want to be accompanied on the trip by 70 of their family members, including children, grandchildren and mothers. One of the miners has asked to bring his mistress as well as his wife, according to reports.
The miners have said they will not come to Israel without their family members, Ynet reported, citing Israel’s ambassador to Chile, David Dadon.
The Tourism Minister’s Office is considering whether to fund the trip for all of the miner’s relatives, according to Ynet.