Bombing Bibi

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The latest online craze from Israel is a meme called “Bibi Bombing,” which places Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu in various pictures symbolic of monumental events.

It all started with this photo in the wake of Gilad Shalit’s return from captivity.



Many Israelis felt Bibi’s presence in the photograph was misplaced, especially considering the emotional moment of the Shalit family reunion (his grin does not help). Soon enough, people began placing his photograph into historically significant moments à la Forest Gump.

While there are many examples, here are my favorites:

More here, here and here.

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