President Trump's visit to Israel has just begun, but already things are going very wrong for the small country's reputation. After a leading radio station was too keen to interview the president and ended up interviewing an impostor, the reception at the airport wasn't much better.
During the official reception at the airport many politicians and public figures lined up to greet the American President. Among them was the Israeli controversial Member of Parliament Oren Hazan.
Israeli MK Oren Hazan pulls the phone from his pocket
Trump slowly made his way down the line to meet over a dozen people, all of whom seemed to understand the protocol that you have just a few seconds to say hello. Trump’s encounter with Hazan was definitely bizarre. As you can see from the video, Hazan even pulls Trump in close with a dominant and overpowering handshake, something that Trump has used repeatedly on people.
MK Oren Hazan pulls Trump closer
Hazan then broke protocol completely and took his cell phone from his pocket and insisted on taking a selfie photo with the President. Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu who was with his back to the occurrence became aware of it and tried to shove Hazan's hand away and disturb the photo but was too late.
Prime minister Netanyahu tries to avoid the embarrassment
Hazan was quick to upload the photo to his twitter account.
— אורן חזן (@oren_haz) May 22, 2017