Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Who's Good Looking in Israeli Politics?

Nadene Goldfoot             Israel is oozing with good looking people.  Most all are not overweight, either,                                                   due to lots of walking in Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu in the IDF
Benjamin Netanyahu's father was Professor Benzion Netanyahu and mother was Tzila Segal.   He's  related to Rabbi Eliyahu of Vilna (the Vilna Gaon) on his paternal side.

 Netanyahu joined the Israel Defense Forces during the Six-Day War in 1967 and became a team leader in the Sayeret Matkal special forces unit. He took part in many missions, including Operation Inferno (1968),Operation Gift (1968) and Operation Isotope (1972), during which he was shot in the shoulder.       He attended MIT and Harvard in the USA.  

Benjamin has been everything in Israeli politics.  He's been Prime Minister 2 times.  Right now he's Israel's 9th Prime Minister and is in the middle of another election, said to be very close.  .                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                Benjamin Netanyahu gets my vote in the good looks departments as well as being the next PM.    Born in Tel Aviv on October 21, 1949, age 65 and he's a Sabra born to secular parents.  He's married and has 3 children.  He also fought on the front lines in the War of Attrition (1968-August 8, 1970) and the Yom Kippur War in 1973, taking part in special forces raids along the Suez Canal, and then leading a commando assault deep into Syrian territory.   He was wounded in combat twice.  He achieved the rank of captain before being discharged
Yair Lapid. gets the vote as best looking man.  He was born November 5, 1963, so is 52.  In 2013 he was appointed Minister of Finance.   In May 2013, Lapid ranked first on the list of the "Most Influential Jews in the World" by The Jerusalem Post. In September 2013, he was ranked number 1 on the "The World's 50 Most Influential Jews" list conducted by the Jerusalem Post.  

Tel Aviv born, he's a Sabra and the father of 3 children.  His father is  journalist and politician Yosef "Tommy" Lapid and mother is author Shulamit (Giladi) Lapid.  He has a sister, Merav, who is a clinical psychologist. Another sister, Michal, died in a car accident in 1984.  

Ayelet Shaked  (nee Ben Shaul) won the vote for the women in politics.  She's also a Sabra, born in Tel Aviv on May 7, 1976,  38 years old.  One of her parents was from Iraq, so she's half Ashkenazi and half Mizrachi.  A smart gal of course, "She served in the IDF as an instructor in the Golani Brigade.  Married, her husband is a fighter pilot and she has 2 children.  
At Tel Aviv University, she obtained a BSc in electrical engineering and computer science. She began her career in the Tel Aviv hi-tech industry, working as a software engineer at Texas Instruments, before later becoming a manager of the company's marketing department.
A member of HaBayit HaYehudi Shaked, "She serves as the head of the Knesset Lobby for Infiltrators, the Lobby for Israeli Literature and the Encouragement of Reading in Israel and the Lobby for Jonathan Pollard. She serves as a member of the Lobby to Promote the Employment of Arab Women Academics, the Lobby for Female Knesset Members, Lobby for Equality in Employment, Lobby for Reserve Soldiers, the Lobby for alliances with Christians, the Lobby for the Hi-Tech Industry in Israel, and others."  


  1. i hope for the good of all of israel (and the jewish people anywhere everywhere) that netanyahu is able to stay in office to remain their leader. israel needs someone who won't back down! i think they have nothing in their favor at all with any of the other choices.

  2. I'm in agreement with you, Andre. He is strength for all of us.