Miss Lebanon Throws Miss Israel Under The Bus

Old and busted: Claims Israel bombed Lebanon.

New hotness: Claims Miss Israel photobombed Miss Lebanon.

At the recent Miss Universe Competition, Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted a selfie with Miss Lebanon Saly Greige, Miss Slovenia and Miss Japan.

Lebanese fuming ensued..as did a laughable backdown from Ms Greige.

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The selfie

Miss Lebanon Saly Greige defended herself against accusations that she posed for a selfie with Miss Israel during the Miss Universe contest currently being held in Miami, saying Miss Israel Doron Matalon photobombed the picture.Photos circulated on social media in Lebanon showing Greige surrounded by the beauty queens of Israel, Slovenia and Japan caused uproar in Lebanon. Lebanon and Israel are enemy states and any contact with the Jewish state is illegal in Lebanon.

According to El-Nashra fan entertainment website, Greige defended herself on social media saying Matalon photobombed a picture she was taking with Miss Slovenia and Miss Japan and later on posted it on social media.

“From the first day I arrived at the Miss Universe pageant I was very careful not to take any pictures with Miss Israel, who tried repeatedly to take pictures with me,” Greige wrote. “While I was preparing with Miss Slovania and Miss Japan to get our photograph taken, Miss Israel jumped in and took a selfie with her phone and posted it on social media.

“This is what happened,” she added. “I hope you continue supporting me.”

Greige also posted the photo to her Instagram account – sans Miss Israel – with the same excuse.

Meanwhile, Miss Israel responded with class.

I am not sure if Ms Greige said what she did out of fear of the repercussions or out of a personal hatred of Israel. Either way, her actions and the actions of Miss Israel speak volumes about Lebanon’s and Israel’s respective societies, as well as our respective willingness to make peace.


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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