Shimon Peres in disguise. / Facebook
Do you feel pretty proud of your Purim costume right now? Think you’re the master of disguise? If so, you’d better think again.
Israel’s president’s got you beat.
On his Facebook page, Shimon Peres today revealed the disguise he wore back in the 1970s when he would go to meetings with King Hussein of Jordan to discuss the signing of a peace agreement. His costume included everything from a beard, a mustache and fake hair (nice side-sweep you’ve got there, Shimon!) to black glasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
Or at least, that’s what his Purim spiel would have us believe.
Sigal Samuel is the former Opinion Editor at the Forward. When she’s not tackling race or identity politics, she’s hunting down her Indian Jewish family’s Kabbalistic secret society. Her novel THE MYSTICS OF MILE END tells the story of a dysfunctional family with a dangerous mystical obsession. Her writing has also appeared in The Daily Beast, The Rumpus, and BuzzFeed. Follow Sigal on Twitter.
Shimon Peres's Purim Costume