First, was the hot news story of the new Israeli Government Official Photo on an ultra-Orthodox media site, (how do you have such a site if the internet is not to be used by ultra-Orthodox?) distorting the faces of the three new female ministers.
Then, a version of the photo with Muppets was spread on Twitter.
Bets are this photo controversy buzz could last longer than this 4th Netanyahu coalition government. So here is the inside scoop on the official posed photo of new ministers with PM Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.
Gil Hoffman jokes that Israelis are not so good at physical sports, so politics has become a favorite sport.
Another thing Israelis are not so good at – red carpet events. The arrival of the new government ministers to Beit Hanasi for the official toast and photo, was on a red carpet. However, it was nothing like walking the red carpet at the Oscars .
Silvan Shalom walked the carpet between Ayelet Shaked and Miri Regev and was looking good. Wow, notice how modestly the two women were dressed compared to the red carpet NY Met Gala.
Ayelet Shaked was one of the ministers who stopped to speak to the eager and waiting press.
While Uri Ariel followed behind, hardly noticed. Ariel and Benny Begin stayed true to Israeli fashion with no jacket or tie. It was midday in a heat wave.
Some people look good in photos,
others needed a little help to get ready for their official photo.
We will not show who talked the whole time the Prime Minister delivered his official remarks, but the President was listening. Then the “raising of a glass” was taken literally.
All the ministers were offered a glass of red or white wine. Maybe a few took a sip or two. But no wonder the government wine budget is so high, the unfinished glasses were all quickly collected. Then it was finally time to pose for the official photo. Proper placing for perfect photo of Israel’s new government took several minutes.
Look this way please!
RealJStreets prepared a special kosher photo for Israellycool.
All three female ministers are smiling. Miri Regev’s skirt is covering her knees, and there are no controversial ministers.
How we would love for the official photo to be the biggest big controversy of this 20th Knesset.