Twittersphere mocks Obama’s comparison of Israeli-Palestinian relations to U.S. and Canada

President Barack Obama is in Israel this week for meetings with the recently re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

On Thursday, the U.S. commander-in-chief gave an impassioned speech to university students encouraging Israelis to do their part to secure peace with the Palestine state and the region as a whole.

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At one point, according to Blaze.com, the great orator compared the Israeli/Palestinian relationship to the..ahem...the US/Canada relationship.

“We can’t afford to have our kids in bed sleeping and suddenly a rocket comes through the roof, but my argument is even though both sides may have areas of strong disagreement, may be engaging in activities the other side considers to be a breach of good faith, we have to push through those things to try to get to an agreement,” Obama said.

Obama described his vision: “There will be a sovereign Palestinian state, a sovereign Jewish state of Israel and those two states can, I think, will be able to deal with each other the same way all states do.”

And then he invoked this example: “I mean, you know, the United States and Canada has arguments once in a while, but they’re not the nature of arguments that can’t be solved diplomatically.”

This afternoon, in North America, Obama is getting mocked for those words; it's actually spurred a hilarious Twitter trend: #TheCanucksAreComing

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