Hounded: Netanyahu's dog bites two guests

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry his recently adopted dog Kaiya, during their meeting in Jerusalem November 24, 2015 (Reuters)

A dog recently adopted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bit a lawmaker and a minister’s husband during an event to mark the Hanukkah religious holiday, Israeli media reported Thursday.

Kaiya, adopted by Netanyahu in July, bit lawmaker Sharren Haskel from the prime minister’s Likud party as well as the husband of deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely during a candle-lighting ceremony on Wednesday night.

It turns out however that Kaiya may be more bark than bite as neither was seriously hurt during the event at the prime minister’s residence.

Netanyahu tweeted a photo of himself and his new dog in August.

“How much light Kaiya brought into our home!” he wrote of the 10-year-old mixed breed. “If you want a canine, find an adult dog to rescue. You won’t regret it!”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46