Monday, February 11, 2013

Obama Come to Bnei Brak and Make a Minyan - and other Facebook petitions

This is interesting, apparently Mayor Ron Huldai is on board so it's not just a silly petition.

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai is joining thousands of Israelis who are calling on US President Barack Obama to speak at the city's Rabin Square. "Like many others, I too am excited by the news of the upcoming visit of President Barak Obama in Israel," he wrote on his Facebook page. ... One of the people behind the initiative is Peace Now Secretary-General Yariv Oppenheimer who said that there "is a significant voice in the Israeli public that needs to be heard." He hopes that with tens of thousands of likes the page would attract the attention of world media "and perhaps even Obama himself."

The right wasn't going to let that go, so they created a rival Facebook group: Obama, come to Samaria (northern West Bank). They "want" him to speak on top of Har Kvir (a mountain in the region), and say "We have the right to live"

From there, the trolling began: