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Netanyahus Go Nuts for Brazil, and Israel's Internet Reacts Accordingly

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic visit to Brazil may not have resulted in a political message with the words "embassy" and "Jerusalem" but the very first visit by an Israeli prime minister to the state of samba and caipirinha gives plenty of viral content.

Between a meeting with Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro and a visit to a synagogue in Rio de Janeiro, the prime minister also managed to go down to Copacabana and play soccer on Rio's most famous beach and even eat at a local restaurant.

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Twitter users rubbed their eyes, and were eager to write about the rare vision of the prime minister in ordinary clothes, partaking in ordinary activities.

Netanyahu on the beaches of Rio.
The Netanyahus eating at a local restaurant.
Netanyahu at a local synagogue with Bolsonaro.
"Not sure whether it's Netanyahu or Shlomo Sherf," Israeli soccer coach.
"What a shame! Netanyahu and his wife deserve vacations at the best level."
A meme of the Netanyahus at a restaurant, poking fun at Sara Netanyahu's reported bursts of anger.
Breakdown of Netanyahu's menu at a "non-kosher, not good" restaurant: hearts of palm and tomato.
"I see Bibi enjoying life - don't stand for reelection, go, travel the world."
"Who paid?"

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