The son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yair Netanyahu, embarrassed himself by sending a rude message to Turkey. It appears that the current row between Ankara and Tel-Aviv has become a bit too much for him and the adolescent Netanyahu thought he needed to fight his father’s diplomatic battles for him by taking to social media and displaying all the signs of a self-absorbed millennial.
While Israeli occupation forces are gunning down Palestinians in Gaza, Yair Netanyahu, who gained a reputation earlier this year for his love of strip clubs and prostitutes, came to his father aid by taking a pop at the Turkish people.
Netanyahu senior is currently locked in a battle of words with Tayyip Erdogen.
The Turkish President expelled Israel’s envoy over the slaughter of 62 Palestinians in Gaza, on Tuesday. Israel responded by casting out the Turkish envoy in a humiliating manner.
Erdogan then slapped down his counterpart with a dose of truth: “Netanyahu is the PM of an apartheid state. … He has the blood of Palestinians on his hands and can’t cover up crimes by attacking Turkey.”
It all seems to have been a bit too much for Netanyahu junior, who like his father seems to fancy himself when it comes to glib sound bites on social media.
Reacting to the simmering tensions, Netanyahu junior posted a picture on Instagram with the message: “Fuck Turkey”. The message included an image similar to the Turkish flag, which has a red background and white star and crescent moon in the centre. The image showed the words “Fuck Turkey” with the crescent moon in place of the letter ‘c’.
Members of the social media community rushed to tell Netanyahu junior what they thought about the 26 year old behaving like an adolescent. His childish prank was mocked and slapped down with many reminding the young Netanyahu of his attempt to use blackmail against a friend for $115 which he needed to pay for prostitutes.