So, Uh, The President Of Israel Is Playing Pokémon Go?

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1. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new game called Pokémon Go and it’s pretty popular.

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2. On Wednesday, the official Facebook account of Reuven Rivlin, President of Israel, posted a picture of a Meowth in the presidential residence in Jerusalem.

3. Rivlin — or whoever on his staff was savvy enough to know that the picture would go viral — shared the image with the caption, “Somebody call security.”

4. If the room looks familiar, it’s because it’s the official room where the Israeli presidents meet with world leaders and take official photos.

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Here’s President Rivlin meeting with U.S. Senator John McCain in January 2015. As you can see, it was Pokémon-free at the time.

5. Not everyone is impressed though, as the top commenter on the post made clear.

It’s unclear if something better than a CP 10 Meowth would have drawn more praise.

6. In any case, memo to world leaders: if you’re somehow still looking for Meowth, make sure to head to Israel. The residence seems to be crawling with them.

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Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.

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