Social media rundown: What's up in Israel today?

Here's a breakdown of what Israelis are searching, tweeting, and watching.

July 12, 2017 04:00
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A poster for the Israeli comedy 'Lihiyot Ita'. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but how about a snapshot of Israel's top trending stories on the Internet?

Here's a rundown of what Israelis are up to on the net today.

Among the most popular Google searches were Israeli actresses Rotem Sela and Bat Chen Sabag. Sela is currently starring in the hit TV show 'Beauty and the Baker,' the season finale of which aired tonight on Channel 2. Sabag, who made waves as the lead in the series 'Metumtemet,' made the news for a slightly different reason: after announcing her relationship with actress Orna Banai, Sabag's mother took to Facebook to express her own joy at her daughter's happiness.

Bat Chen Sabag and Orna Banai

Israelis, keen to try and beat the heat, also searched for flights on low-cost carrier EasyJet. The company offers direct flights to a number of much cooler destinations in Europe, including London, Amsterdam, and Berlin.

Following last week's Labor leadership primaries and Monday's runoff elections, Israelis also took to Google to look up Amir Peretz, although they weren't quite as interested in the winner, Avi Gabbay. However, Gabbay was the more tweeted-about of the two.

Gaza's electricity crisis remained at the top of the Twitter-sphere in Israel today, with Hillary Clinton and the Palestinians rounding out the top three topics. Clinton's enlarged presence on Israeli Twitter comes thanks to breaking stories about US President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., having met with a Russian official to uncover damaging information on the Democratic 2016 presidential nominee. Keeping up with regional politics, tweets about Iran and Qatar also cracked the top 10 topics.

On YouTube, the most popular hits were top songs like Eliad's new ballad "Always Dreaming" and Eyal Golan's "Come Today," as well as a parody video about a boy and his prized fidget spinner. The device reportedly has its origins in the conflict, as they were invented as a way to distract Palestinian youth from pelting Israelis with rocks.

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