Interior Minister Eli Yishai is accustomed to making headlines for his
conservative policies and defense of traditional Jewish family
For this reason, the Shas leader may be surprised to find out
that he has made a list of the “Hottest Guys in Israeli Politics” put together
by a popular gay magazine.
The list, compiled by the F.O.D. (Friends of
Dorothy) gay lifestyle magazine, will be released in full on December 28 in the
latest edition of the glossy, ahead of the elections for the 19th
While Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu does not feature on the
list, his son Yair made the cut, according to a preview released by the
Other prominent MKs on the list include Bayit Yehudi chairman
Naftali Bennett, as well as Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz, who is himself gay and a
vocal advocate of gay rights.
While the list was intended to rank male
politicians only, one female did surprisingly feature – Labor leader Shelly
The list was compiled by staff at the gay magazine according
to criteria including charisma and level of influence, as well as looks,
physical build and charm.
F.O.D is an international lifestyle magazine
aimed at the Tel Aviv gay community that focuses on a wide variety of issues
concerning the Israeli gay man.