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Regev writes Argentina president’s name on her hand for airport meet

Culture minister apparently wanted to ensure she remembered Alberto Fernandez’s name when she greeted him on the tarmac for his visit for the World Holocaust Forum

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev speaks at an event marking the Jewish new year in the northern Israeli city of Safed on September 3, 2018. (David Cohen/Flash90)
Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev speaks at an event marking the Jewish new year in the northern Israeli city of Safed on September 3, 2018. (David Cohen/Flash90)

Israel’s culture minister was apparently so worried that she would forget the name of the president of Argentina that she wrote his name in ink on the back of her hand.

Miri Regev greeted Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday after his plane touched down at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Fernandez, making his first official overseas visit since taking office last month, attended the World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

In photos of their greeting on the tarmac, the name written in Hebrew letters on Regev’s hand is plainly visible. In later photos, Regev covers the back of her hand with her sleeve.

Her cheat sheet captured the attention of Argentine journalists and, after the episode spread widely on social media, the Argentine public.

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