Arabic jokes usually revolve around social issues A famous target of jokes throughout the Middle East is the President, King, Prince or Sheikh of the country who doesn’t want to leave office, even though he’s becoming too old to rule. One of the jokes goes: قالوا للريّس: من حتودّع الشعب؟ ردّ الريّس: الله! هو الشعب رايح فين؟ They asked the President: aren’t you going to bid farewell to the people? The President replied: God! I didn’t know the people were going away!