The Jewish Chronicle
The #BottleCapChallenge hits Israel
The latest social media craze is of people performing a circular martial arts move to knock the lid clean off the top of a water bottle. It was started last month by taekwondo instructor Farabi Davletchin’s impressive drop-kick and spawned thousands of imitations from students, stunt artists — and less dextrous Israeli politicians. Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who recently returned to politics, was filmed revolving on the spot and knocking his lid off with just a finger, before addressing his political rival: “Bibi, drink something. Relax. We’ve just gotten started.” Meanwhile, opposition leader Yair Lapid opted for a series of acrobatics without actually touching the bottle.