Monday, January 19, 2015

Miss Lebanon and Miss Israel, 1993 hasbara version

Following the conundrum in which Miss Lebanon Sally Greige found herself for (depending on which version you believe) having her selfie photobombed by Miss Israel or alternatively taking a full fledged photo with her, I was reminded of the same incident in  the Miss World1993 when Ghada al Turk took a photo with then Miss Israel Tamara Porat. At the time, there was no social media and the concept of selfie did not exist (though the concept of Hasbara or how Israel uses legions of PR to whitewash its image did, in this do read the excellent article by Thoughts of the Young Arab Adult on this). Miss El Turk was stripped of her title back then.

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