Director General of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Yuval Rotem has ordered to change the official Protocol ceremonies of the meeting of high-ranking guests of the state at the airport.
The ceremony will no longer involve shaking hands with the guest Ministers.
According to the newspaper «Israel a-Yom», the decision was made at the insistence of the Prime Minister and foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the visit of US President Donald trump.
Recall that during the ceremony the American President may 22, Knesset member Oren Hazan (Likud) was able to go in the first row of greeters and took trump to be photographed with him. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to stop the chazan, but he managed to take a picture with trump.
Later, Hazan published a picture along with trump on his page on Instagram, with the caption: «Thank you, Mr. President – it was my pleasure!»
However, the discontent Prime Minister has caused not only a singer, but also some Ministers, which was not limited to the handshake, trying to use the time to tell the US President about the idea.
As a result, the ceremony of handshakes lasted significantly longer than planned.