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Walking on the tarmac Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama took of his jacket and wore it, businessman style, over his shoulder. So, moments later, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also took off his jacket and carried it businessman style.

For a couple of minutes it was clear that Bibi was taken aback by his guest’s wardrobe alteration, and he wasn’t sure how to respond – keep the jacket on like the rest of their entourage, or follow suit for the sake of harmony.


Obama definitely won this round, because he made Bibi copy him – the PM hurriedly removed his jacket and flung it round his back.


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Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth,,, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.