Israel's Eurovision win was one of the biggest trending topics for the country this year - and congratulations from none other than Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was also one of the most retweeted by users in Israel.But Eurovision wasn’t the only topic that got Israelis tweeting this year. The other biggest trending event of 2018 came just two days later, on May 14, when the US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem."Big day for Israel. Congratulations!" tweeted US President Donald Trump on the day. Trump's tweet was liked more than 161,000 times - and was the most liked by Israelis in the past 12 months.
Thank you Europe.— Netta Barzilai (@NettaBarzilai) May 12, 2018
But neither Barzilai nor Trump are the most popular accounts to follow by Israelis. Those instead cater to more global trends, including Korean pop band BTS, and the YouTube video site. The most popular hashtags in Israel this year were also related to a love of Korean pop music.
Big day for Israel. Congratulations!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2018
But it still didn't come close to the top tweet from Twitter's most popular Israeli: Gal Gadot. That would be her post in June teasing the next installment of Wonder Woman. "She's back... #WW84" tweeted Gadot alongside a photo of her in costume - getting close to 400,000 likes on the social media platform.
इज़राइल के लोगों की ओर से, मैं अपने प्यारे दोस्त @narendramodi और भारत के लोगों को दिवाली की शुभकामनाएँ देना चाहता हूं। रोशनी के इस चमकदार त्योहार से आपको खुशी और समृद्धि मिले।— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) November 6, 2018
हमें बेहद ख़ुशी होगी अगर आप इस ट्वीट का उत्तर, उस शहर के नाम से दें जहां आप यह त्योहार मना रहे हैं