- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
McClatchy’s Dion Nissenbaum speculates that an 11th hour endorsement from Israeli supermodel and current Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl Bar Rafaeli may tipped
Here’s what Rafaeli told Time in an interview on Monday:
I actually don’t know who I would vote for. If I knew I was going to, I’d probably research more. I think I’d probably go for [Foreign Minister Tzipi] Livni, but I don’t know.
Yeah, it’s not quite “He’s the one,” but you never know. It looks as if the military vote may decide the final results so we’ll have to see how many fans Rafaeli has in the IDF.
Nissenbaum muses, “Now all that is left to discuss is what cabinet post Livni will give Refaeli.” As my former colleague Mike Boyer once blogged, Israel has never been above a little bikini diplomacy.