The comedian who caught Netanyahu at the gym

John Mulaney shares photo of prime minister working out in Paris.

June 14, 2018 10:53
1 minute read.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting, May 27, 2018.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a weekly cabinet meeting, May 27, 2018.. (photo credit: EMIL SALMAN/POOL)


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Even with his busy schedule while traveling overseas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds time to hit the gym.

And a popular American stand-up comedian snapped a photo of Netanyahu in a Paris gym during his recent trip – and shared it on social media.


A post shared by John Mulaney (@johnmulaney) on

“I saw Benjamin Netanyahu at a hotel gym in Paris last week,” wrote John Mulaney alongside the photo. “We were alone along with 9 bodyguards.” The stand-up comic, writer and actor then shared a few lines of the poem I’m in Paris With You by James Fenton, ending: “Am I embarrassing you? I’m in Paris with you.”

On Twitter, Mulaney posted one photo of the prime minister, and on Instagram he shared the shot and then shared another, close-up image.

Netanyahu was in Paris last Tuesday as part of his four-day trip to London, which included stops in Germany France and the UK.

In the photo, the 68-year-old Netanyahu can be seen using a hand weight while seated on a bench. The prime minister’s security detail can be spotted in the background.

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