Supreme leader had called for Israel to be ‘removed and eradicated’

Israel trolled Iran’s supreme leader with a Mean Girls gif after he threatened to “eradicate” the country.

The Israeli embassy in the US poked fun at Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in response to a series of bombastic tweets in which he described the fellow Middle Eastern nation as a “malignant cancerous tumour”.

The supreme leader tweeted that Israel “has to be removed and eradicated: it is possible and it will happen”.

In a televised speech on Monday, he also warned Iran would “attack 10 times more if attacked by enemies”.

In reply, the Israeli embassy taunted Ayatollah Khamenei with a meme from the 2004 US teen comedy film, in which Rachel McAdams’s character Regina George asks: “Why are you so obsessed with me?”

The post was widely shared on social media, with many Twitter users praising the embassy’s response and others joking it embodied “diplomacy in 2018”.

Israel’s tweet echoed a tactic often employed by Russia’s UK embassy, which frequently uses memes to taunt or attack the British government and media – sometimes receiving thousands of likes and retweets in the process.

Corneliu Bjola, associate professor in diplomatic studies at the University of Oxford, said the intention was “to deflect challenges to your narrative in a way that keeps you ‘positive’ in the eyes of the audience”.

He told The Independent: “In the digital medium, memes are used to dilute/disrupt the message of the ‘opponent’ either because you don’t have facts to oppose it (as often in the Russian case) or the message is so inflammatory that fact-based responses will not be effective (as in the Iranian tweet).

“The idea is to provoke and in so doing to change the terms of the discussion in a manner that minimises online backlash.”

He added: “The quality of the tweet is also important. I find it particularly interesting that the Israeli tweet uses a meme with women to react to the Ayatollah Khamenei’s tweet.”

Israel’s Mean Girls gif had been retweeted more than 9,000 times and liked more than 27,000 times within a day of being posted.

The Twitter exchange came amid growing tensions in the Middle East since Donald Trump announced the US was withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions on Iran.

On Tuesday, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, sought to convince European states to abandon the deal, claiming Tehran’s threats to increase uranium enrichment capacity showed it still planned to destroy Israel.

Britain, France and Germany are scrambling to save the accord, under which Iran promised to curb its nuclear programme in return for lifted sanctions.

145 COMMENTS

  1. Awesome write-up. I am a normal visitor of your web site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I will be a frequent visitor for a really long time.

  2. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and internet stuff and this is actually annoying. A good blog with interesting content, that is what I need. Thanks for making this web-site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  3. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and web stuff and this is actually irritating. A good site with exciting content, this is what I need. Thanks for making this website, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  4. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and internet stuff and this is really irritating. A good site with exciting content, that is what I need. Thanks for making this web site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  5. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and web stuff and this is actually frustrating. A good website with exciting content, that is what I need. Thank you for making this website, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  6. Hello there. I found your web site by way of Google while looking for a similar topic, your website got here up. It looks good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  7. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and web stuff and this is actually annoying. A good blog with interesting content, this is what I need. Thanks for making this site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  8. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this info. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and internet stuff and this is really annoying. A good web site with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thanks for making this site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  9. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Today bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is really frustrating. A good web site with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for making this web site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  10. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is really frustrating. A good website with interesting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this website, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  11. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is actually annoying. A good website with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this web-site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  12. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is actually annoying. A good web site with interesting content, that’s what I need. Thanks for making this web-site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  13. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this info. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and internet stuff and this is really frustrating. A good site with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this website, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  14. Hi there. I discovered your website by way of Google while searching for a comparable topic, your site got here up. It seems to be great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  15. Awesome post. I am a normal visitor of your website and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I will be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  16. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is really frustrating. A good blog with interesting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for making this web-site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  17. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this info. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is actually annoying. A good blog with interesting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for making this website, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  18. Awesome post. I’m a regular visitor of your website and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I’ll be a frequent visitor for a long time.

  19. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is really frustrating. A good site with interesting content, this is what I need. Thanks for making this website, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  20. Hey there. I found your website by means of Google whilst looking for a comparable matter, your web site came up. It seems good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  21. Hey there. I discovered your web site by the use of Google whilst looking for a comparable topic, your website came up. It appears great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  22. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this information. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and internet stuff and this is actually annoying. A good web site with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for making this web site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  23. Hey there. I found your site by the use of Google while looking for a similar subject, your website got here up. It seems to be good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  24. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and web stuff and this is actually frustrating. A good web site with interesting content, that is what I need. Thanks for making this site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  25. Hey there. I found your web site by the use of Google whilst looking for a related subject, your web site got here up. It appears good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  26. Hi there. I discovered your site by way of Google while looking for a similar subject, your site got here up. It seems to be good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  27. Hey there. I discovered your website by way of Google while searching for a related matter, your site came up. It seems to be great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  28. Hey there. I discovered your website by the use of Google while looking for a related topic, your website got here up. It appears good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  29. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this info. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is actually annoying. A good site with exciting content, that is what I need. Thank you for making this site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  30. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is actually annoying. A good web site with exciting content, that is what I need. Thank you for making this web-site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  31. Hi there. I discovered your blog by way of Google at the same time as searching for a related subject, your site got here up. It seems to be good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  32. Hey there. I found your website by way of Google while searching for a comparable matter, your website got here up. It appears to be good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  33. Awesome post. I am a normal visitor of your website and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I’ll be a frequent visitor for a long time.

  34. Hey there. I found your website by the use of Google at the same time as searching for a similar matter, your web site came up. It seems great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  35. Hello there. I found your web site via Google whilst looking for a similar topic, your site got here up. It seems great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  36. Hey there. I discovered your website by the use of Google whilst looking for a similar subject, your website got here up. It appears good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  37. Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Extremely helpful information specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot. I was seeking this particular information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  38. Awesome write-up. I’m a regular visitor of your website and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I’ll be a frequent visitor for a really long time.

  39. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is really frustrating. A good site with exciting content, this is what I need. Thanks for making this web-site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  40. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is actually annoying. A good blog with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this web-site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  41. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is really frustrating. A good web site with exciting content, this is what I need. Thanks for making this site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  42. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and internet stuff and this is really annoying. A good site with interesting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for making this site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  43. Awesome post. I’m a regular visitor of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I will be a regular visitor for a long time.

  44. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Today bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is actually annoying. A good website with exciting content, this is what I need. Thanks for making this web-site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  45. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is really frustrating. A good blog with exciting content, that is what I need. Thanks for making this web-site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  46. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and web stuff and this is really irritating. A good website with exciting content, that is what I need. Thank you for making this website, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  47. Awesome write-up. I’m a normal visitor of your web site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I’ll be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  48. Awesome post. I’m a normal visitor of your web site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I will be a frequent visitor for a long time.

  49. Awesome write-up. I’m a normal visitor of your web site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I will be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  50. Hey there. I found your web site via Google at the same time as searching for a similar topic, your web site came up. It appears good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  51. Awesome write-up. I’m a regular visitor of your site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I’ll be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  52. Hello there. I found your web site by means of Google even as looking for a similar topic, your site came up. It appears to be good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  53. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and web stuff and this is really irritating. A good blog with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  54. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is really frustrating. A good website with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thanks for making this web-site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  55. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is really frustrating. A good site with exciting content, that is what I need. Thank you for making this web site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  56. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and web stuff and this is actually frustrating. A good site with exciting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this website, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  57. Hey there. I discovered your site by means of Google at the same time as looking for a comparable subject, your site came up. It looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  58. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this info. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and internet stuff and this is actually frustrating. A good website with interesting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this web site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  59. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and net stuff and this is really irritating. A good blog with interesting content, this is what I need. Thanks for making this site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  60. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish only about gossip and internet stuff and this is actually frustrating. A good website with exciting content, that is what I need. Thanks for making this website, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  61. Hello there. I discovered your website via Google while searching for a related matter, your site came up. It looks good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  62. Hello there. I found your website by the use of Google while looking for a comparable subject, your site got here up. It appears to be good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  63. Hey there. I found your site by the use of Google whilst looking for a comparable topic, your website came up. It appears to be great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  64. Awesome write-up. I’m a normal visitor of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I’ll be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  65. Hello there. I discovered your web site by means of Google whilst searching for a comparable matter, your website came up. It seems good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  66. Hello there. I discovered your blog by way of Google even as searching for a comparable matter, your site came up. It seems great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  67. Hey there. I discovered your blog by means of Google whilst searching for a similar subject, your website got here up. It appears to be good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  68. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this information. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and web stuff and this is really irritating. A good blog with exciting content, that is what I need. Thanks for making this site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  69. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information. Today bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is actually irritating. A good blog with exciting content, that is what I need. Thank you for making this web site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  70. Awesome post. I’m a regular visitor of your web site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I’ll be a frequent visitor for a long time.

  71. Awesome write-up. I am a normal visitor of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I’ll be a frequent visitor for a long time.

  72. Awesome post. I am a normal visitor of your site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I will be a regular visitor for a long time.

  73. Awesome post. I am a regular visitor of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I will be a frequent visitor for a really long time.

  74. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is actually irritating. A good web site with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for making this web site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  75. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and net stuff and this is really irritating. A good site with interesting content, this is what I need. Thank you for making this web-site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  76. Hey there. I discovered your website by the use of Google whilst searching for a related matter, your website got here up. It appears to be great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  77. Hey there. I found your blog by means of Google at the same time as searching for a comparable subject, your site came up. It looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  78. Awesome write-up. I’m a normal visitor of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I will be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  79. Awesome post. I am a regular visitor of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I’ll be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  80. Hey there. I discovered your site via Google at the same time as looking for a similar subject, your web site came up. It appears to be great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  81. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

  82. Awesome post. I am a regular visitor of your site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I will be a frequent visitor for a long time.

  83. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this info. Today bloggers publish only about gossip and internet stuff and this is actually annoying. A good website with exciting content, that is what I need. Thanks for making this site, and I will be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  84. Awesome write-up. I am a normal visitor of your web site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the excellent site. I’ll be a frequent visitor for a long time.

  85. Awesome post. I’m a regular visitor of your blog and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I will be a regular visitor for a long time.

  86. Hiya, I’m really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and web stuff and this is really frustrating. A good website with exciting content, that is what I need. Thanks for making this site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  87. Hi there. I discovered your site by means of Google even as looking for a similar subject, your site got here up. It looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  88. Hi there. I found your blog by means of Google while looking for a related topic, your website got here up. It seems to be good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  89. Hello there. I discovered your web site by the use of Google whilst looking for a comparable subject, your web site got here up. It seems great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  90. Thank you for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do some research on this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such wonderful info being shared freely out there.

  91. hey there and thank you for your info – I have definitely picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this web site, as I experienced to reload the web site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web host is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and could damage your high-quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for much more of your respective intriguing content. Make sure you update this again soon..

  92. Usually I do not read post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, very nice post.

  93. Hello, Neat post. There’s a problem along with your site in internet explorer, would test this¡K IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a large section of other folks will miss your excellent writing due to this problem.

  94. Thanks for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I’m very glad to see such wonderful info being shared freely out there.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here