Bibi, Bibi, Bibi Netanyahu

Bibi, Bibi, Bibi Netanyahu

* Find my original Facebook post here
** Illustration by Sara El-Yafi

Excuse my silly intervention here, but I just had the chance to watch the entire US VP debate… I don’t know how comfortable I am with the fact that both Biden and Ryan kept referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “Bibi” the entire time during their debate as if they were a bickering couple discussing their son’s awesome football performance at some high school game. It is really disconcerting. Throughout the debate, they both continuously refer to Romney as “Governor Romney”, Obama as “President Obama” or “the President”, the late US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens as “Ambassador Stevens”, Khamenei as “the Ayatollah” etc….. But when it comes to the Israeli head of state, it’s straight to BIBI? So we’re not even faking it anymore? Jeeeze.

Maybe I’m just jealous. Maybe I would like to be Bibi.

Written by Sara El-Yafi


  1. Nadim Haddad · October 13, 2012

    Sad case of kiss ass!

  2. Judy Barrage · October 13, 2012

    You really don’t want to be Bibi… You’re way better than Bibi!!!

  3. Omar Tabba · October 13, 2012

    Maybe they’re in a love triangle

  4. Patrick Kearns · October 13, 2012

    Maybe they meant B.B. King

  5. Annie Tazbaz · October 13, 2012

    Or maybe BB Brigite Bardot :-))))

  6. Ghias El Yafi · October 13, 2012

    Very well said Sara.

  7. Judy Barrage · October 13, 2012

    I really think it’s because Ne-tan-ya-hu has too may syllables… Too difficult 😉

  8. Sara El-Yafi · October 14, 2012

    I would like to thank all those who responded with explanations while taking a walk outside the box. You all make excellent points. These are sides to the coin we don’t often take into consideration.
    *As per Omar, unrequited love is often the most difficult thing man can go through and if that is the case, then it is our duty as citizens of humanity to sympathize with their pain no matter our political stance on photosynthesis.
    *As per Patrick and Annie, those are excellent points. It would have been helpful if both Biden and Ryan cleared Bibi’s identity more than once to help defuse any confusion. If they meant BB King all this time, then it makes a whole difference. If everyday I had the blues for 87 years, I’d probably wanna bomb Iran too.
    *As per Judy, you know, you’re right. Look at Ahmadinejad, they didn’t mention his name once. Why? Too long! BUT, if he could be Didi though, that’s a game changer right there.
    *And thank you to my dear Uncle Ghias for the supportive words. Love and miss you.

  9. Sara El-Yafi · October 14, 2012

    By the way, you wouldn’t believe the number of contesting messages I got from friends trying to talk me out of being Bibi. And to them I say the following: to be or not to be Bibi, that is not even a question, it is a privilege. The odds are you too are a wannabe Bibi.

  10. Judy Barrage · October 14, 2012

    Let it Bibi! Hugs

  11. Joumana El-Yafi · October 14, 2012

    don’t we all want to be BiBi:)))vivement Bibi!but not the Israeli one please!

  12. Iyad Afalqa · November 6, 2012

    Voting for Obama or Romney is like you have to take a medicine. Every Medicine of course have side effects. Side effects vary. Personally, I would take the medicine with lesser side effects and it would make me stronger. Voting for a 3rd party candidate is like taking supplement. It is time for medicine and stop wasting your vote on the supplements. The bottom line Vote Vote Vote. Vote NOW or FOREVER be silent. History does not wait for whiners. Make your voice heard. Make your vote count. Your vote is a trust. Do not betray yourself and the nation.

  13. Ramzi Joseph Kesrouany · November 30, 2012

    Bibi for Bibibillions of US Taxpayer dollars that goes for Israel’s annual military aid program…
    Maybe they should wake up to the fact that a country with 16 Trillion USD public deficit should save every penny towards the 16% of the population that lives under the poverty line. Just a thought bibibibi

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