It's nothing new for Iran to threaten Israel's very existence. And this weekend, the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, did just that, taking to social media to say that Israel "has to be removed and eradicated." But, The Jerusalem Post's Amy Spiro reports, the Israeli embassy had a unique and witty response to Khamenei's nonsense:
There are a variety of ways you could react to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei threatening to eradicate the State of Israel. But the Israeli Embassy in Washington opted to go with a meme from Mean Girls. And the Internet heartily approved.
On Monday, Khamenei tweeted, “Our stance against Israel is the same stance we have always taken. #Israel is a malignant cancerous tumor in the West Asian region that has to be removed and eradicated: It is possible and it will happen.” Twitter, for its part, didn’t seem to find the threat of genocide to be violating its policy against threats or abuse.
But the Twitter account for the Israeli Embassy in DC opted for a gentler approach, tweeting a GIF on Monday from the film Mean Girls in which one character asks another, “Why are you so obsessed with me?”
The cutting humor resonated around the Twittersphere...