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Below is MJL’s version:
Yes, Maxim and the Israeli Consulate.
The invitations featured a picture of a former Miss Israel scantily clad in a bikini. David Saranga, consul for media and public affairs offered that:
We found that Israel’s image among men 18-38 is lacking…. Israel is viewed as a very macho society. We want to show that we are a normal society like others. (MORE)
MK Collete Avital disagrees.
Israel’s image has been tainted by sex scandals involving high-ranking officials as it is. I wonder if the best way to encourage tourism is by advertising sex.
I guess this takes Hasbara to a whole new level.