Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

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Miss Israel 2014 Doron Matalon poses for photographs at the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant in MiamiA Israeli beauty queen’s selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country’s contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy. Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted a photo of herself and Miss Lebanon Saly Greige smiling together at pageant preparations in Miami, where the winner will be picked on January 25. The Lebanese risk prison if they call or travel to Israel and all Israeli products are banned in Lebanon. “Since the first day of my arrival to participate to Miss Universe, I was very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss Israel, who tried several times to take a photo with me,” Greige said. USA, LLC