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Israel's President Rivlin tries his hand at dabbing

    President Reuven Rivlin has a go at dabbing with visiting children
    President Reuven Rivlin has a go at dabbing with visiting children Twitter

    Israel’s president Rueven Rivlin has become the latest figure to take part in dabbing, a dance move that has taken the internet by storm.

    He tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that he was encouraged to do it by the son of the European Union’s mission to Israel.

    A video posted with the message shows him attempting the move with a group of children.

    The simple performance, which has its origins in the American hip-hop scene, involves a person raising their arm out straight while dropping their head into the other slanted arm.

    But President Rivlin didn't quite manage the second part of the move.

    It has become an internet meme, with dozens of celebrities filming themselves performing it, while others have said it looks like someone “sneezing inside the elbow”.

    Many musicians and film stars have filmed themselves dabbing and politicians including Hillary Clinton to Chuka Umunua have had a go.

    It's thought to be the first time an Israeli political figure has tried – and it has started from the top.

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