* 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.