Ben Gurion 370.
(photo credit: courtesy prime ministers office)
The Prime Minister’s Office prepared an Independence Day surprise for its
Facebook fans on Tuesday: albums full of photos of all of Israel’s prime
ministers from 1948 to today.
“We’ve tried to select pictures from
well-known and lesser-known events alike, specifically those pictures that the
public hasn’t had the opportunity to see and which shed a more personal and less
official light on the prime ministers,” Jonathan Mosery, the Prime Minister’s
Office’s new media manager, explained.
The earliest photograph is of
first prime minister David Ben-Gurion standing during the playing of “Hatikva”
at the first session of the Constituent Assembly, which later became the
Knesset, in Jerusalem in 1949.
The latest picture shows Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu having a snowball fight with his wife and sons earlier this
The photos were selected from the Government Press Office’s
archives that contain hundreds of thousands of pictures and videos spanning the
The New Media Team came up with the idea in order to
connect the theme of this year’s Independence Day celebrations – “Moreshet,” or
heritage – with new media.
“In contrast to other, more traditional
official platforms, Facebook and our other new media accounts, including Twitter
and Instagram, give us the opportunity to highlight more personal aspects of
Israel’s prime ministers, which is exciting and interesting, particularly to
younger audiences,” Mosery added