Ex-Likud minister Miri Regev’s explosive statements about Likud constantly choosing male leaders with "white DNA" were an attempt by her to rise above the pack of Likud party hopefuls who seek to take over after Netanyahu. This according to Reuven Hazan, professor of political science at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He told reporter Arieh O’Sullivan that the expedient use of the word white male was actually true when it came to the Likud and that the ethnic genie has passed on in Israel but not yet in Israeli politics.