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Puppets keep a straight face in Israeli political satire

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Puppets of Israel's Labour party head Shelly Yachimovich, right, and Aryeh Deri, one of the leaders of the religious Shas party, are being adjusted during the filming of a television show at the Herzliya Studios near Tel Aviv on Jan. 8.

Puppets of Israeli political leaders and other well-known personalities are featured on a new satirical television show which aired last month on Israel's Channel 10 at the height of the campaign for a January 22 election.

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Puppet maker Hila Flashkes works on a puppet of Israel's Labour party head Shelly Yachimovich at a workshop in Tel Aviv on Dec. 24.

Amir Cohen / Reuters

Puppet maker Hila Flashkes, right, and a barber work on a puppet of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a workshop in Tel Aviv on Dec. 24.

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Puppeteers sit with a puppet of Israel's Labour party head Shelly Yachimovich before the filming of a television show at the Herzliya Studios near Tel Aviv on Jan. 8.

Nir Elias / Reuters

Israeli lawmaker Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, right, and actors sit and next to puppets of Israel's Labour party head Shelly Yachimovich, center right, and Aryeh Deri, one of the leaders of the religious Shas party, during the filming of a television show at the Herzliya Studios near Tel Aviv on Jan. 8.

 

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