Israel

The Israeli leadership has been active on Twitter for several years and President Reuven Rivlin started his Twitter account 4 November 2014 @PresidentRuvi. The Foreign Ministry also manages the @Israel account and has set up specific accounts for all its embassies in more than 13 languages.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

This account is Benjamin Netanyahu's political account, as it is not representative of the official position of the prime minister, but rather the position of Benjamin Netanyahu as the chairman of the Likud party. @Netanyahu is dedicating much of his appearances around the world to discuss the threat from a nuclearized Iran, therefore it is not surprising that his most retweeted tweet, from November 2013, is an infographic explaining that in his view the then proposed deal between Iran and the U.S would not cause Iran to retreat from its military nuclear aspirations.

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Benjamin Netanyahu

@netanyahu

Updates from the Likud Office of Benjamin Netanyahu

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:1,227
Following:81
Followers:325,023
Joined Twitter: 10/30/2008
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.56
Retweets: 15%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.04
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 56%
Most mentioned @kfirpravda (4), @jonklinger (3), @QassamCount (3), @addthis (3), @WhiteHouse (3), @ynet_co_il (3), @macon44 (2), @rubirivlin (2), @UN (2), @AlecJRoss (2)

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Government of Israel PM of Israel

While the prime minister himself tweets only every other day, his official account tweets almost three times a day. The account, which was established on 7 May 2010, provides updates on the Prime Minister’s agenda in English. The prime minister’s office also operates two secondary Twitter feeds in Hebrew (@IsraeliPM_Heb) and in Arabic (@IsraeliPM_AR). Its most retweeted tweets were sent on 11 October 2011: “We have concluded ardeous negotiations with #Hamas to release #Gilad #Shalit. He will be coming home in the next few days” and the following day: “I am bringing #Gilad #Shalit home !”

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PM of Israel

@IsraeliPM

The official Twitter account of the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:4,257
Following:306
Followers:165,104
Joined Twitter: 05/07/2010
Language: Hebrew/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.87
Retweets: 7%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.08
Replies/Tweet: 0.16
Tweets retweeted: 92%
Most mentioned @ofirgendelman (66), @MarkRegevPMO (26), @Pontifex (18), @PresidentPeres (16), @UN (13), @yadvashem (11), @IsraeliPM (7), @WhiteHouse (6), @Israelipm_ar (6), @StateDept (4)

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Foreign Ministry of Israel Israel Foreign Min.

The official channel of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is maintained by the digital diplomacy team. The account publishes a daily summary of editorials from the Israeli press. Its most retweeted tweet, sent on on 11 January 2014 was the announcement that Ariel Sharon, Israel's 11th prime minister, had passed away. The foreign ministry also operates the @Israel Twitter account and has put most of its 130 embassies and missions on Twitter compiled in a regularly updated Twitter list.

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Israel Foreign Min.

@IsraelMFA

Official channel of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Maintained by the Digital Diplomacy Team. See the @Israel Channel too!

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:7,780
Following:1,286
Followers:64,109
Joined Twitter: 10/28/2009
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.47
Retweets: 19%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.21
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 80%
Most mentioned @PresidentPeres (58), @JohnKerry (30), @IsraelinUN (25), @IsraeliPM (22), @IsraelMFA (17), @IDFSpokesperson (16), @Davos (11), @washingtonpost (11), @BarackObama (10), @pmharper (10)

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