Photo Of The Day

The new Benetton Unhate Foundation campaign includes the following image:


In Israel, no-one really seems to be making a big deal out of this.

The controversial Benetton Unhate Foundation campaign picture of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kissing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu-Mazen) has been greeted with a mixture of amusement and indifference in Israel.

This is in contrast to the vociferous Vatican protests over the picture of Pope Benedict XVI kissing Egypt’s Grand Sheikh of the Al-Azhar Mosque Mohammad Ahmed Al Tayeb, which resulted in the ad being pulled.

Other images include President Barack Obama kissing Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, and French President Nicholas Sarkozi kissing German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

My reaction? They could have saved a lot of money on Photoshop had they just accessed the Shimon Peres photo collection.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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