Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu removes joint photo with Trump
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has changed his cover photo on Twitter, a joint picture with outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump.
The Israeli prime minister replaced the old Twitter banner with one where he is being vaccinated against COVID-19.
With Netanyahu sitting next to Trump at a White House meeting, a joint photo of the two leaders has long been on the prime minister’s official Twitter account @netanyahu.
The photo has long been seen as a sign of friendship and close ties between Israel and the Trump-led U.S. administration.
The removal came after the relations between the two leaders have deteriorated following Mr Netanyahu’s move to officially congratulate U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the latter’s victory in the November presidential election.
The new picture on Mr Netanyahu’s Twitter profile says “Citizens of Israel, we are returning to life.”
The Israeli PM did not comment whatsoever on the replacement of the cover photo on his account.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump has had to suffer being blocked on all major social platforms following the Jan. 6 unrest in the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC.
A group of Trump’s supporters had stormed the building, clashing with police, damaging property, seizing the inauguration stage, and occupying the rotunda.
The violent rally, which led to five people’s death, took place after Mr Trump urged his supporters to protest what he claimed was a stolen election.