Scroll to see candid images of Israel leaders past and present

Often, Israelis and the Diaspora see the faces of our leaders splashed across newspaper pages looking tense, worried or irate. But what about their softer side? We’ve compiled here some of our favorite candid images of Israeli leaders since the start of the Jewish state, showcasing everything from behind-the-scenes shots at Camp David to an impromptu soccer match in the desert. These images prove even the toughest of politicians have to let their guard down every once in a while.