During his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again emphasized upon the completion of Iran’s nuclear program and how it threatens the peace and stability of the Middle East.
However, this time his style of explaining the gravity of the situation was quite unusual. In a highly unexpected move, Netanyahu wielded a prop to illustrate his point: he literally drew a red line across a poster that displayed the image of a bomb.
As we might have expected, the red line act by Netanyahu provided a few Twitter users the opportunity to mock the display. Also, it didn’t take much time for internet to come up with some hilarious memes to make Netanyahu a sensation on the internet. Take a look at some of them:
Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent from The Atlantic (@JeffreyGoldberg) tweeted:
Okay, it's official: #Netanyahu has no idea what he's doing. He has just turned a serious issue into a joke.— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) September 27, 2012
Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director, The Palestinian Center (@YousefMunnayer) tweeted:
And just yesterday I thought how could we ever replace the silly UNGA antics of Gaddafi, now we know.— Yousef Munayyer (@YousefMunayyer) September 27, 2012
Comedian Rob Delaney (@robdelaney) tweeted:
Tweets lambasting Netanyahu’s speech were quickly followed by some interesting memes that really made Netanyahu an internet celebrity. Here are some of the funniest ones:
Looney Tunes hired a new brand ambassador? I didn’t know that it was Netanyahu.
The Hitler version of Obama. Proudly presented by Benjamin Netanyahu.
The new addition in Angry Birds, unveiled at the United Nations General Assembly.
Well, logically speaking this is now Netanyahu’s speech should have ended.
Netanyahu was the star of the night, and with friends like these, we can definitely expect more entertainment from him side in due course.
Well, since Netanyahu is so good at drawing lines and marking boundaries, I think he will be a good pick for NFL whenever again the football league decides to hire part-time refs.