Facebook Photo Leads To Netanyahu Meme

Netanyahu Roll doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like Rick Roll, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the subject of an amusing meme that resulted from a photo uploaded to his Facebook page.

Bibi Bombing (Bibi is the prime minister’s nickname) started when the photo below appeared on Netanyahu’s Facebook page. It depicts Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was abducted by Hamas in 2006 and recently freed, meeting his father for the first time in five years, with Netanyahu in the background, almost looking like he was inserted via Photoshop.

Thanks to some creative and funny people, as well as Photoshop, that picture turned into these:

Finally, Netanyahu responded with a doctored photo of his own, with the caption, “Dugri, you made me laugh.” Dugri is Arabic and Hebrew slang for straightforwardly.

Many thanks to Eti Suruzon for the tip.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Web Analytics

Web AnalyticsStarting July 30, master Google Analytics to build traffic and increase sales for your brand! In this course, you'll learn how to use metrics to develop a digital strategy for your business, determine what to look for in analytics reports, use your findings to improve your online initiatives and more. Register now!