FILE PHOTO: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with U.S. President Donald Trump prior to signing the Abraham Accords, normalizing relations between Israel and some of its Middle East neighbors in a strategic realignment of Middle Eastern countries against Iran, during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday changed his cover photo on Twitter, which was a joint picture with outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump.

The prime minister replaced the old Twitter banner with the one in which he is being vaccinated against COVID-19.

A joint photo of the two leaders, with Netanyahu sitting next to Trump at a White House meeting, has long been on the prime minister’s official Twitter account @netanyahu.

The photo was 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 after Mr Netanyahu officially congratulated 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.”

No comment on the cover photo’s replacement was given on his account.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump has been blocked on all major social platforms following the Jan. 6 unrest in the U.S. Capitol.

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 killed five people, took place after Mr Trump urged his supporters to protest what he claimed was a stolen election.

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