Retro photo of Daggy shows bitter political enemies Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten sharing beers
- Old photos have emerged from political rivals Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten
- The prime minister and the leader of the federal opposition are shown on a trip to Tel Aviv 15 years ago
- The couple is photographed with friends from both sides of politics in both photos
Kylie Stevens for Daily Mail Australia
They could be fierce political rivals today, but it looks like federal leaders Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten once moved in the same circles.
Last week, on social media, retrospective photos of the new Prime Minister and Leader of the federal opposition emerged on a joint trip in Tel Aviv, Israel, 15 years ago.
Both wearing a little more hair than today, are photographed with friends from both sides of politics.
This photo by Scott Morrison (left) and Bill Shorten (second from right) of 15 years ago at Tel Avib made the rounds on social networks last week
A photo shows the happy looking group that looks casual at a night out, all enjoying a round of beers.
While some wore colorful Mambo shirts, Mr. Morrison and Mr. Shorten opted for less eccentric dress.
The second backlash was in a more formal environment, where future leaders are represented side by side during a meeting with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
Also pictured are the former Labor Minister of New South Wales, Joe Tripodi, who was a vocal supporter at the time and the spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces, Guy Spigelman, a relative of the former president of NSW. Jim Spigelman, who ran as a candidate for the Israeli parliament.
Peter Crone, who was economic adviser to former Prime Minister John Howard and Victorian Prime Minister Jeff Kennett and current chief economist of new treasurer Josh Frydenberg, also appears in the photo.
Mr. Morrison and Mr. Shorten (left and second from left) appear in the photo along with others during a meeting with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
Mr. Morrison was the state director of the Liberal Party of New South Wales at that time, while Mr. Shorten was the national secretary of the Workers' Union of Australia.
Both men entered politics after the federal elections of 2007.
Shorten described his rival as "the new man who half of Australia has not heard of" when Mr. Morrison became the new prime minister a fortnight ago.
Last week, the prime minister criticized Shorten for being "owned" by union bosses.