Netanyahu Unintentionally Casts Hitler Mustache Shadow on Angela Merkel

Unfortunate photo goes viral on social media

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In this video-grab, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gesture during a joint press conference after their cabinets held a meeting at the King David hotel in Jerusalem on February 25, 2014.

German Prime Minister Angela Merkel was cast in an uncomfortable light at a press conference in Jerusalem Tuesday, when her Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu pointed across the room, casting a shadow across her face.

The awkward shading makes it look the German leader is sporting a the same kind of toothbrush mustache that German dictator Adolf Hitler was known for during World War II, and the photo is making the rounds on social networks.

Merkel is in Israel to discuss nuclear negotiations with Iran and the Palestinian peace process.

5 comments
mgoerg
mgoerg

Really? This is NEWS to you? Wow... 

RayTurner
RayTurner

That shadow looks fake to me, a clever piece of anti-german propaganda.
I'm surprised TIME have given it credibility by publishing it.

Beersheva
Beersheva

This is funny but this is buzzfeed-level news.

KevinMarkBauer
KevinMarkBauer

 Netanyahu has NEVER done anything unintentionally in his Political and probably personal life.

Fernando_Martel
Fernando_Martel

@RayTurner Well, TIME is the Zionist propaganda magazine par excellence. When it doesn't show a Jewish "genius" on its cover, it's a "handsome and brave" Jewish soldier celebrating Israel's "glorious military achievements" or some "evil", "genocidal", gentile "terrorist/leader".