The Red Flag Raised by Sara Netanyahu's Black Dress

Undoubtedly, Sara Netanyahu anticipated the reaction to her dress, but her face showed no trace of anxiety or unease. Perhaps this ability to be so tough is the most daunting thing about her.

Her black lace dress − whose black-fabric bands concealed regions that are customarily hidden − thrust the prime minister’s wife into the heart of a stormy public debate this week. Vehement responses started popping up on the Internet during the broadcast of the Knesset’s swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday. It escalated to such a fever pitch that, by the end of the event, it seemed the fact that Sara Netanyahu’s...