Screen capture from campaign ad by Hayamin Hehadash party.
A new Israeli election ad reportedly features Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked in sultry poses, spraying herself with a perfume labeled ‘Fascism,’ according to Israeli media.
A new election ad for the far-right Hayamin Hehadash party, featuring Justice MinisterÂ Ayelet ShakedÂ in sultry poses, spraying herself with a perfume labeled â€śFascism,â€ť has the look and feel of a satiric sketch, echoing a 2017 â€śSaturday Night Liveâ€ť send-up of Ivanka Trump inÂ a mock commercialÂ for the scent â€śComplicit.â€ť
But, according to Israeli daily Haaretz, the Shaked ad was no send-up: The images are accompanied by the seductively whispered phrases (in Hebrew) â€śJudicial reform,â€ť â€śSeparation of powersâ€ť and â€śRestraining the Supreme Courtâ€ť â€” all meant to highlight her efforts to weaken the activist courts and give more power to the legislative branch.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.