Netanyahu's Dog Bites Two Political Visitors

Ten-year-old Kaiya, who was adopted from a rescue home earlier this year, had sunk her teeth into her new position.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dog at his residence in Jerusalem in November 2015.
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REUTERS - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recently adopted dog, Kaiya, has sunk her teeth into her new position, biting two visitors at an event on Wednesday, including the husband of the deputy foreign minister.

At a candle-lighting ceremony to mark Hanukkah, the 10-year-old mixed breed also took a snip at a member of parliament from Netanyahu's Likud party.

Knesset Member Sharren Haskel, a veterinary nurse, dismissed the incident, telling Army Radio it was "trivial."

Netanyahu's son took the dog in from a rescue home earlier this year. The prime minister posted a picture on Twitter in August urging dog-lovers to seek out adult canines to adopt, saying "You won't regret it!"

Kaiya has met several dignitaries, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is believed to have escaped unharmed.