Prime Minister Narendra Modi's groundbreaking arrival in Tel Aviv and his meeting with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was viewed as a historic event by the social media.
Modi's three-day visit to Israel is the first by an Indian prime minister to the Jewish state. Of course, the Twitterverse had plenty to say about it.
Many Twitter users hailed Modi for initiating the trend of visiting Israel.
— Kapil Anand (@anandkapil) July 4, 2017
Israel PM welcomed Modi in Hindi. please.. Please.. Dont call it as Hindi imposition. #ModiInIsrael
— TimePass Ver 1.1 (@knbshastry) July 4, 2017
An important query came from one user who asked why Benjamin Netanyahu did not follow Modi's Twitter handle.
Prime Minister of Israel does not follow his friend Modi on twitter... Yeh kaisi dosti Mitroon...?
— Epicentre (@dharamag) July 4, 2017
Common interests between India and Israel were ventured. But sarcasm was no stranger to the Twitterverse on Tuesday. Similarities between the agendas of the two government's were essentially touched upon.
Hatred for muslims is the most important reason in the friendship towards Israel. — REBEL MIND (@Aijazx) July 4, 2017
However, Congress was not left forgotten. Twitteratti made sure enough light was shed on the party.
1st visit by Indian PM to Israel in 70 yrs. Waiting for Rahul Gandhi to claim how Cong planned this visit during UPA but Modi taking credit. — सोच बदलो देश बदलेगा! (@ssachinmadan) July 4, 2017
Modi's visit should make Congress introspect as to why it stayed away from Israel. Why vote bank given precedence over national interests? — Shachi kant Sharma (@KantShachi) July 4, 2017
Another Twitter user raised concern over lack of reaction from the student activisits at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University.
No one in JNU breaking bangles over Indian PM's visit to Israel? — Harish (@HeckWeAre) July 4, 2017
Paresh Rawal's parody account also had demanded a reaction from Rahul Gandhi, which the BJP member of Parliament also shared on his actual account.
1st visit by Indian PM to Israel in 70 yrs. Waiting for Rahul Gandhi to claim how Cong planned this visit during UPA but Modi taking credit.
— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) July 3, 2017
Another Twitter user poked fun at the embrace shared between the two prime ministers.
The recently-implemented Goods and Services Tax also found its way into the discourse on Modi's maiden visit.
Modi eating idlis in Israel just because its costing more in India because of CGST and GST — Mr. Bean (@FoolsParadise22) July 4, 2017
Exchanges between the two prime ministers were also kept open for discussion.
See what Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu & PM Modi said to each other just after meeting at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.#ModiInIsrael pic.twitter.com/f11xxXuUzk — Hoor-e-Paglarika (@72hoors) July 4, 2017
Meanwhile, Congress tried unleashing a controversy on the micro-blogging site involving the NDA government to which a user had quite an interesting solution.
Updated Date: Jul 04, 2017 23:01 PM