Dozens of ministers, deputy ministers, religious leaders, the heads of the army, police and Mossad — all managed to shake Trump’s hand in quiet dignity.
A few, such as Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin, asked him to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
But only Likud’s MK Oren Hazan, to Netanyahu’s horror — and despite the prime minister attempting to lower Hazan’s arm and prevent it — pulled out his cellphone and took a selfie with the US president.
Oren Hazan tries to take a selfie with Trump as Netanyahu looks on in horror pic.twitter.com/DA1cggdgyh
— Elie Leshem (@elieleshem) May 22, 2017
It may be worth noting that Hazan was not even supposed to be in the front row of dignitaries.