Has the media replaced the military as the fast track to parliament?
Though politics and the media have always overlapped, more and more journalists are cashing in on their high profile and political engagement to join the race at the height of their career. 'We are fashion models with an agenda,' says one of them.
It is a well-known fact that Theodor Herzl, the visionary of the state of Israel, was the star correspondent of Viennese newspaper Neue Freie Presse before becoming the father of political Zionism. Bearing that in mind, maybe it's not so strange after all to see so many journalists on the Knesset candidates' lists.