A bronze statue resembling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, depicted squatting naked in a corner, and apparently relieving himself was set up in Tel Aviv's Habima Square ahead of National election. Though it is not clear who put the statue in the square, but it was seen as a form of protest against Netanyahu ahead of National elections.
It was not the first time an art installation done; previously also statues were installed in protesting Netanyahu’s rule in Tel Aviv squares. Last year an artist installed a pop-up exhibit in Rabin Square of a life-sized statue of Netanyahu enjoying a lavish meal by himself at a sprawling table, in a parody of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.
In 2018 also a statue of Israel’s then-culture minister, Miri Regev, wearing a long white dress and staring into a full-length mirror, also installed in Habima Square. The depiction was meant to protest Regev’s calls for legislation requiring artists to show “loyalty” to the state.
Municipal authorities first had set up barriers around the installation and posted a removal note on the statue, Later, the statue was reportedly removed by Tel Aviv municipality inspectors.
The statue surfaced at a time when the country is gearing up for elections next week. The elections will be held on March 23. It will be the country's fourth round of polls in two years. Netanyahu is the longest-serving prime minister in Israel's history, with more than 14 years in office.