Israeli media in uproar over Sara Netanyahu's dress
LAST UPDATED: 02/07/2013 11:44
First Lady Sara Netanyahu on Tuesday arrived at the Knesset's swearing-in session wearing a see-through, tight lace dress, much to the disapproval of the Israeli media the following day.
On "Erev Tov" with Guy Pines on Wednesday, a fashion critic slammed Sara’s “cheap” and “inappropriate” dress.
Commenting on Sara’s dress, JTA complained: "Israeli First Lady Sara Netanyahu is no Michelle Obama."
"The outfit Sara chose for Tuesday's inauguration of the 19th Knesset was a form-fitting, lacy number with a transparent top. Except for a black band covering her bust, everything north of the waist was on full display. Who does she think she is, Beyoncé at the Super Bowl?" JTA cried.
The Daily Beast on Thursday condemned the reactions, quoting Israeli politician Limor Livnat as calling the Israeli media out on “chauvinistic discourse.”
"There’s something very sad in the fact that, on a day when a record number of 27 talented women, many of them feminists, were sworn in to the Knesset, specifically on this day there are those who choose to lash out at this woman in such a superficial and shallow way," Daily Beast quoted Livnat as saying.