Likud minister writes the name of foreign leader on the back of her hand ahead of meeting

Miri Regev spotted with foreign leader's name on her hand during meeting at airport - apparently in case she forgot his name.


Miri Regev
Miri Regev
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Israel’s culture minister was apparently so worried that she would forget the name of the president of Argentina that she wrote his name in ink on the back of her hand.

Miri Regev (Likud) greeted Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday after his plane touched down at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Fernandez, making his first official overseas visit since taking office last month, is attending the World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

In photos of their greeting on the tarmac, the name written in Hebrew letters on Regev’s hand is plainly visible. In later photos, Regev covers the back of her hand with her sleeve.

Her cheat sheet captured the attention of Argentine journalists and, after the episode spread widely on social media, the Argentine public.