Just now, many sharp-eyed media and netizens found that the cover of the photo of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Trump had been replaced on his Twitter.
December 14, many current affairs news bloggers on Twitter were surprised to find that the iconic “Photo with Trump” cover on Netanyahu’s Twitter has disappeared, and the new cover picture has been changed to a picture of Israeli-specific items.
Coincidentally, December 14 coincides with the voting day of the electoral college of the United States election, which is the day when the election results are officially confirmed. Considering that the president-elect of this election is Biden, Trump’s “old enemy”, Netanyahu’s move to “change the cover” on this day is full of connotation.
In the comment area of several bloggers who clicked out the “change of cover”, many netizens are recalling Trump’s “feud” with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu since he took office.
During Trump’s presidency, there have been many “historical progresses” in the relationship between the United States and Israel. In 2018, in the face of the opposition of the international community, Trump announced the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which has always been a disputed territory between Israel and Palestine.
The Ivankas attend the opening ceremony of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
On March 25, 2019, Trump signed a proclamation announcing that the United States officially recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. It is reported that the Golan Heights was seized by Israel through the Third Middle East War in 1967. Many countries and international organizations, including the United Nations, regard Israel’s move as an “illegal occupation”. In the past 52 years, no President of the United States has dared to publicly recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the area.
However, Netanyahu, as Israeli Prime Minister, praised Trump’s move. He first praised Trump on Twitter for “creating history”, and to make matters more, Netanyahu later announced that he would name part of the Golan Heights as “Trump Heights”.
In addition, Netanyahu strongly supported Trump on the issue of “building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border”, and incidents such as Trump’s birthday wishing Netanyahu’s birthday and writing “You’re great” with official letters also created an atmosphere of “intimacy” between the two.
Therefore, the cover of Netanyahu’s personal Twitter photo with Trump is also regarded as one of the symbols of his close relationship with Trump and even the United States and Israel.
However, this relationship, once described as a “strong alliance and friendship” by both sides, seems to have had a lot of rift recently.
Netanyahu expressed disappointment at the deadlock in Israel’s plan to annex the West Bank. In his speech, he said that Trump was “busy with other things” and did not “put Israel’s affairs first”.
On November 8 after the U.S. election, Netanyahu sent a “congratulation letter” to then Democratic presidential candidate Biden on Twitter.
At that time, many netizens deliberately shared this congratulations to Biden with the cover screenshot of Netanyahu’s photo with Trump, so as to mock Trump’s “betrayal of relatives”.
At that time, the British newspaper The Independent also specifically covered the matter, emphasizing in its headline that “the photo with Trump has not been removed”. This title a month ago suddenly has the funny taste of “standing flag falling down” today.
As of press time, the author also saw that under every recent tweet of Trump, many netizens still ran to leave a message “Netanyahu removed your photo” to fight against Trump.
This scene makes me want to say that Trump is only more than a month away from leaving office. At this time, everyone will “sneak up” the 74-year-old man. Is that good? This is not good!