These Americans wish Israel’s Netanyahu would replace Obama

Just how much do the Internet’s conservatives support Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who gave a “partisan” speech to Congress Tuesday?

They go much farther than just using the Twitter hashtag #IStandWithBibi.

For many on the far right, taking sides on the issue of whether Netanyahu should even be speaking at Capitol Hill has more to do with being anti-President Obama than it does being pro-Israel.

Using Twitter, they’ve made one thing clear: they really, really wish Netanyahu would extend his Washington trip for about, say, four to eight years.

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Ironically, the beginning of Obama’s presidency was filled with accusations from the far right questioning his American citizenship. For some, the idea of having a foreigner president isn’t such a bad idea after all.

Image via Jewish Agency for Israel/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Dell Cameron

Dell Cameron

Dell Cameron was a reporter at the Daily Dot who covered security and politics. In 2015, he revealed the existence of an American hacker on the U.S. government's terrorist watchlist. He is a co-author of the Sabu Files, an award-nominated investigation into the FBI's use of cyber-informants. He became a staff writer at Gizmodo in 2017.