January 18, 2015 7:00 pm -

Now Miss Lebanon, Saly Greige,  is claiming that she didn’t want Miss Israel in the picture, but that Doron Matalon pushed her way into the photo. She’s worried this will lose her popularity at home.

After Matalon posted the snapshot on her Facebook profile, Lebanese television station Al Jadeed quipped that, since one of her hobbies is reading, she should have read that Lebanon and Israel are enemies.

Greige explained the situation on her Facebook page, saying she had been trying to avoid communicating with and taking a photo with Miss Israel since arriving at the competition, but while she “was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia and myself; suddenly Miss Israel jumped in, took a selfie, and put it on her social media.” Greige said she hoped she would still have the support of the Lebanese people.[su_center_ad]

Now you see her now you don’t! Greige posted a picture without Matalon.


Matalon was less apologetic. She posted an article about the photo and re-posted the photo Sunday, saying the situation “doesn’t surprise me but it still makes me sad.” Matalon said she wished “hostility” could be forgotten for the three-week duration of the competition so that “we can meet girls from around the world and also from the neighboring country.”

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

27 responses to Miss Lebanon Slammed For Selfie With Miss Israel

  1. tracey marie January 18th, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    How sad that lebenon who is NOT the enemy of Israel would say such things. The southern part is occupied by hamas, their are christian, muslimand secular people in that beautiful country.

    • whatthe46 January 18th, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      definitely sad.

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker January 18th, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Young minds should not be poisoned by the politics of hate and superstition.

  3. Foundryman January 18th, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Indoctrination anyone?? Teach the kids they need to hate the other because the government says so…Pretty much the same we see here from the right wing religious nuts toward muslims…

    • burqa January 18th, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      If only all the hate seen here was from the Right……………’s not, and most seem to go along with it as long as the target is Christians. You get a pass on the Right for hating Muslims and on the Left you get a pass for hating Christians.

  4. Maxx44 January 18th, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Hamas believes in the absolute authority of Islam, and they are enemies of Israel. Hamas does not occupy southern Lebanon. There are Palestinian camps there, but no occupiers. Hezbollah (Shi’a) controls southern Lebanon, and they definitely are enemies of Israel – see the 2006 war. I travel to beautiful Lebanon frequently (leaving next Sunday for Beirut) as I own a business there, So, it is beautiful, and the food is wonderful, but the sad fact is that Lebanon and Israel are enemies. That said, it’s too bad the young women featured here can’t be friends without worrying about how they will be viewed at home.

    • whatthe46 January 18th, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      same thing here. raising a child to hate or dislike someone strickly based on the color of their skin without ever being allowed to know the person, without any basis for calling one an enemy.

      • Angelina JoSHiT January 19th, 2015 at 1:59 am

        Are you seriously that ignorant? It has nothing to do with their culture or their color of skin, it’s them killing innocents everyday [and still are] with Palestineans over their land. I think you’ve the wrong post mate

      • rg9rts January 19th, 2015 at 4:20 am

        Newbie or a troll…take your pick

    • burqa January 18th, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      Hezbollah has been the enemy of Israel since it was founded by Iran.
      Hezbollah was formed to eliminate Western and Israeli influence in Lebanon, establish an Islamic state there and to destroy of Israel. From the beginning Pasdaran (Iranian Revolutionary Guards) were sent to Lebanon to carry out these objectives.

    • tracey marie January 18th, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      not all, only the southern part.

      • rg9rts January 19th, 2015 at 4:18 am

        pitty pum pum pum TAG… eyed cat in the distance

  5. neworleans878 January 18th, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I totally believe her. I also believe that Reagan tore down the Berlin wall all by himself!

  6. Mainah January 18th, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    We have a summer camp up here for kids from these countries. the kids come and have a great time with each other. I just wished we tried to foster more peace and understanding. Everyone has past “indiscretions “, if you will, but at some point …. You gotta let it go and start new. Kids learn by our example and we’re failing them. Sad really.

  7. jstsmlbrlcnsrvtvguy January 18th, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I wish the hostility could be forgotten not only for the three week…
    WTF is wrong with people???????????????????????????????

    • burqa January 18th, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      These things are supposed to be opportunities where such divisions are set aside and the point made that we all live on planet earth together and must find ways to get past what divides us.
      Hate to say it, but the Israeli gal may need to lie and confirm what the Lebanese gal said. After all, in that part of the world they’re just looking for reasons to chop heads off and Lebanon is overrun with that sort of armed crazies…..

    • Angelina JoSHiT January 19th, 2015 at 1:56 am

      Perhaps if it were the Nazis who r long gone, that could be forgotten. But I don’t think this would be your stance if the Nazis were still alive today and were at war over land, killing dozens of people everyday and still more are dying. So how could you forget all of it when those people are still dying today? Are you that heartless? [i.e. Israel-Palestine situation]

      • rg9rts January 19th, 2015 at 4:17 am

        The Israelis are the new nazis

        • burqa January 19th, 2015 at 4:38 am

          Ain’t no way I’m bothering with that marlies-whatever site you tried to get me to join if this is the kind of insanity I’m going to have to wade through.
          I was close to a Holocaust survivor for a couple decades or more and love a couple Jewish women.
          Your calling Israelis Nazis is not just beyond the pale, but indicative of a more general trend I see online of people trying to outdo each other in being preposterous. It is impossible to carry on any sort of decent conversation with someone with so little sense.

          • rg9rts January 19th, 2015 at 4:50 am

            You don’t understand the Israelis….trust me on that…. you won’t be missed and you didn’t understand that we don’t do politics…You think these guys are so great??? Google USS Liberty and get an education about who they really are….talk to the sephardim and see what they think of the ashknazi boot on their throat. The Peoples Paradise ids far from it. Learn what you are talking about first….they are the new nazis in the region.

          • burqa January 19th, 2015 at 5:10 am

            Someone who thinks Israelis are Nazis is not going to explain a damned thing to me about the Israelis.
            I know all about the Liberty, most likely more than you, since I had it described to me by a man in Naval Intelligence at the time.
            Son, let me give you a piece of very good advice:
            Don’t ever try to bluff someone who is better informed than you.

            And drop the sophomoric logic that leads you to the conclusion that just because I don’t think the Israelis are Nazis it means I think they are perfect. That’s kid’s stuff and nearly as stupid as claiming Israelis are Nazis.

          • rg9rts January 19th, 2015 at 5:15 am

            So then explain why the orthodox don’t think Israel should speak from a position of ignorance…so go on your merry way and we’ll agree to disagree..adios

          • burqa January 19th, 2015 at 5:15 am

            Ask your pals at Stormfront…..

          • rg9rts January 19th, 2015 at 5:17 am

            Look up adios

      • burqa January 19th, 2015 at 6:12 am

        While the Nazis are no longer in power, a small Nazi rabble has persisted and they find common ground with Jew-haters who likewise have always been around.
        The irrational hatred of Jews is a sickness, and there will probably always be people who hate them just as there will probably always be racists.
        That kind of hate eats the person up from the inside out, like a cancer.

        A couple decades ago I had me some fun with a Nazi here in town. A friend told me about this clown and it was hard to believe what I was hearing. It was like a time warp where I was reading Richard Hotelet and William Shirer when their columns were hot off the press.
        So this guy was working in a small retail shop in town. I walked in there with one of my buddies, who wasn’t in on what I had in mind. We were just walking downtown when I guided us into this little store and as we were coming through the door I was in the middle of a sentence saying what losers the Nazis were and are.
        I’d never seen the Nazi working there before, but there was no mistaking him. Bleach-blonde hair cut and worn just like Hitler himself. I just ignored him and continued in conversation, loudly about he us and the Brits and the Soviets beat the hell out of the Nazis. I was going off on how the master race got they ass handed to them by the mongrels and how stupid they were from the beginning to the end. I got to talking about Stalingrad and the ignominous surrenders elsewhere to support a conclusion they were a bunch of cowards when it came to push and shove.
        Yeah, I had some fun with that guy. You shoulda seen the hate in his eyes when I got up to the register, being all jolly. I think I bought a pack of gum or something.

      • jstsmlbrlcnsrvtvguy January 19th, 2015 at 8:35 am

        perhaps I could have been more clear.

        I wish hostilities would cease.

  8. rg9rts January 19th, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Good grief……..give it a rest already…