Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph behind the scenes and on-set of the Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet' described as the ‘‘Saturday Night Live’’ of the Holy Land. Read the story online

Authors: William Booth and Ruth Eglash

Photo Editor: Greg Kendall-Ball

Photo caption: Israeli comic actor Mariano Idelman, who plays the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, sits as he gets his makeup done backstage, prior to a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Yuval Semo, who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Miri Regev of the Likud Party, sits as he gets his hair and makeup done backstage prior to a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Eran Zarahovitsh (L), who plays the role of Israeli Minister of Economics and leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett, takes a selfie backstage with members of the foreign media in Israel, including The Associated Press correspondent Aron Heller (R), prior to a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Roy Barnatan (C), who plays the role of Israeli Opposition Leader and leader of the Israeli Labor Party, Isaac Herzog and Israeli comic actress Shany Cohen (L), who plays the role of former Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni are seen with Floor Manager Ruth Ron (R), as they rehearse their roles backstage prior to a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Mariano Idelman (L), who plays the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli comic actor Yuval Semo (R), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Miri Regev of the Likud Party, are seen during a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Yuval Semo (R), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Miri Regev of the Likud Party adjusts his head as Israeli comic actors Liat Harlev (3rd L), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Stav Shafir of the Labor Party, Eyal Kitzis (4th L), the show's host and Mariano Idelman (5th L), who plays the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watch and react, during a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Eran Zarahovitsh (R), who plays the role of Israeli Minister of Economics and leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett, takes a selfie with Israeli comic actor Mariano Idelman (L), who plays the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli comic actor Yuval Semo (R), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Miri Regev of the Likud Party, during a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Mariano Idelman (C), who plays the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli comic actor Yuval Semo (R), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Miri Regev of the Likud Party and Israeli comic actor Eli Finish (L), who plays the role of Israeli radio broadcaster Didi Harari, are seen during a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

 Israeli comic actress Alma Zack (C), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Zehava Galon of Meretz Party is seen dancing during a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL
Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph behind the scenes and on-set of the Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet' described as the ‘‘Saturday Night Live’’ of the Holy Land. Read the story online

Authors: William Booth and Ruth Eglash

Photo Editor: Greg Kendall-Ball

Photo caption: Israeli comic actor Mariano Idelman, who plays the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, sits as he gets his makeup done backstage, prior to a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Yuval Semo, who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Miri Regev of the Likud Party, sits as he gets his hair and makeup done backstage prior to a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Eran Zarahovitsh (L), who plays the role of Israeli Minister of Economics and leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett, takes a selfie backstage with members of the foreign media in Israel, including The Associated Press correspondent Aron Heller (R), prior to a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Roy Barnatan (C), who plays the role of Israeli Opposition Leader and leader of the Israeli Labor Party, Isaac Herzog and Israeli comic actress Shany Cohen (L), who plays the role of former Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni are seen with Floor Manager Ruth Ron (R), as they rehearse their roles backstage prior to a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Mariano Idelman (L), who plays the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli comic actor Yuval Semo (R), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Miri Regev of the Likud Party, are seen during a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015.

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Yuval Semo (R), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Miri Regev of the Likud Party adjusts his head as Israeli comic actors Liat Harlev (3rd L), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Stav Shafir of the Labor Party, Eyal Kitzis (4th L), the show's host and Mariano Idelman (5th L), who plays the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watch and react, during a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Eran Zarahovitsh (R), who plays the role of Israeli Minister of Economics and leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett, takes a selfie with Israeli comic actor Mariano Idelman (L), who plays the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli comic actor Yuval Semo (R), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Miri Regev of the Likud Party, during a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

Israeli comic actor Mariano Idelman (C), who plays the role of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli comic actor Yuval Semo (R), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Miri Regev of the Likud Party and Israeli comic actor Eli Finish (L), who plays the role of Israeli radio broadcaster Didi Harari, are seen during a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015. 

Commissions - The Washington Post - Israeli SNL

 Israeli comic actress Alma Zack (C), who plays the role of Israeli Parliament Member Zehava Galon of Meretz Party is seen dancing during a filming of an episode of the top-rated Israeli satirical show 'Eretz Nehederet', Hebrew for 'A Wonderful Land' at a television studio in Herzliya, Israel, on January 26, 2015.

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