Netanyahu-Merkel Photo Goes Viral

Awkward image of the two leaders blows up across social media and international news outlets.

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a joint press conference on Tuesday in which they addressed weighty topics such as Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Iranian nuclear program and bilateral ties.

Shortly afterward, their meeting was nearly eclipsed by a photograph of the two leaders attributed to Jerusalem Post photographer Marc Israel Sellem. The image began making waves on Twitter and Facebook, and made it to the top of the Drudge Report site and other international outlets by Tuesday afternoon.

Below are some of the responses it garnered:

Picture of the year so far, by Jpost photographer Marc Israel Sellem #Israel #Jpost @netanyahu

Oh Heil no: #Netanyahu gives #Germany ’s Merkel a #Hitler moustache

Netanyahu Pictured Giving Angela Merkel a Hitler Moustache. Awkward.

Netanyahu Pictured Giving Angela Merkel a Hitler Moustache. Awkward. via @IBTimesUK #Netanyahu #Merkel

Netanyahu Accidentally Gives German Chancellor Merkel a Hitler 'Stache (PHOTO)

Merkel is visiting #Israel today. @Netanyahu tries not to mention the War.

Just in case you haven't seen wildly viral photo from Chancellor Merkel's visit today

In this video-grab, Merkel and Netanyahu are seen during a joint press conference after their cabinets held a meeting in Jerusalem. February 25, 2014.Credit: AFP

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

Already signed up? LOG IN


Soldiers using warfare devices made by the Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems.

Russia-Ukraine War Catapults Israeli Arms Industry to Global Stage

Flame and smoke rise during an Israeli air strike, amid Israel-Gaza fighting, in Gaza City August 6, 2022.

Israel Should End Gaza Operation Now, if It Can

Rio. Not all Jewish men wear black hats.

What Does a Jew Look Like? The Brits Don't Seem to Know

Karolina Bielowka.

'My Uncle Told Me, ‘Go on the Trip of Your Life, Go Dig in Israel.’ So I Did'

The replica ship, 'Ma’agan Mikhael II,' sailing from Haifa to Acre in northern Israel.

Replica of 2,400-year-old Ship Solves Ancient Mediterranean Mystery

File photo: Bus operated by Kavim company.

Ultra-Orthodox Extremists Assault Woman for Sitting at Front of Jerusalem Bus