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Israel offends Japanese PM by serving him dessert in a shoe

Israel offends Japanese PM by serving him dessert in a shoe

A Japanese diplomat was similarly appalled, saying there was no culture on Earth that would put shoes on a table.

The gourmet spread, comprising chocolate pralines in men's black brogue shoes, can be spotted on the food table while both the leaders along with their wives posed for the pictures, which was shared by Segev Moshe on his Instagram account. If this is meant to be humor, we do not find it amusing.

Japanese officials were reportedly horrified after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was served dessert in a shoe during a dinner with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"This is disrespect of the first order", said the daily in an article, adding, "Japanese diplomats, Israeli Foreign Ministry officials and high-ranking Israeli diplomats who previously served in Japan were shocked by the idea".

"This was an insensitive decision", a senior Israeli official, who was not named, told the paper.

It was a shoe-in for the biggest foreign policy faux pas in recent memory. According to the Post report, the initial statement of the ministry said: "We respect and appreciate the chef. He's very artistic", the ministry mentioned in a press release. "It is like giving a Jewish guest chocolate inside a vessel in the shape of a pig".

"No culture puts shoes on the table", a Japanese diplomat told the Hebrew website. "I can tell you that we are offended for our prime minister", he said.

Segev's creative flair was displayed in May 2017 when he President Donald Trump visited Israel and was presented with a dessert that featured his' and Netanyahu's silhouettes, but this time he took it a little too far.

However, Segev Moshe's followers believed the chef should have done his homework before preparing for the meal. "It's clear that you are loving the publicity that your offensive behavior has caused", commented a user. The nation will never forget this, Segev. "You should be ashamed".

"What a idiot. Next time you have high ranking personal [sic] from INDIA make sure to serve desserts in head of a cow you nitwit", commented another.

After a day of high-level meetings in Israel on May 2 - some of which involved the stressful topic of Middle East peace negotiations - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down to dinner in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence.

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