'King Bibi is on American soil'

The sculptor behind the controversial statue presents an 'Ego Show.'

By ROEY PERSOL
May 16, 2018 17:36
Lady On December 6, 2016, Tel Aviv residents woke up to see a huge golden statue of Prime Minister B

On December 6, 2016, Tel Aviv residents woke up to see a huge golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin NetanOn December 6, 2016, Tel Aviv residents woke up to see a huge golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Rabin Square. (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI)

 
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 One morning in December 2016, residents of Tel Aviv woke up to see a huge golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing smack in the middle of Rabin Square.

The public quickly learned that the young artist who created this provocative statue, which came to be known as King Bibi, was Itay Zalait, 39, whose intention was to get his message across as clearly as possible. An intense public debate ensued involving politicians and citizens; then, as happens with most issues, the public eye moved on to the next item.

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