The day after the swearing-in at the Knesset, the new cabinet members met for the traditional photo at the President’s Residence. The new foreign minister, Yair Lapid, arrived a bit early. He went into President Reuven Rivlin’s office and quaffed an espresso with him.
And another, and another. Then Prime Minister Naftali Bennett came in. Lapid stood up and they hugged as if an entire day hadn’t gone by since their last hug in the Knesset hall.