Israel's parliament currently has 11 former media people in its ranks.
Analysts say the recent surge of journalists-turned-politicians reflects in part a desire for new blood in a political scene long dominated by the same faces. Their social activism comes as a refreshing change from the corruption scandals that have tainted a swelling list of politicians.
At the same time, the media stars have the advantage of being both new and familiar.
Others, however, have questioned whether the phenomenon isn't hurting news coverage by compromising its professional bedrock, impartiality.