Shalit swap becomes trending topic on Twitter and Facebook

13.10.2011                      15.Tischrei. 5772                       Sukkot 1

Israel:

Shalit swap becomes trending topic on Twitter and Facebook

'Coming home!!!!!!? I hope so!!!!!!! Amen amen amen amen amen amen amern amen amen,' the model Bar Refaeli tweeted, expressing sentiments widely held in the Israeli public.

"I am bringing Gilad Shalit home !" This sentence, awaited by millions for more than five years, was posted on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Twitter account, after the Shalit swap deal was approved by the Israeli cabinet, and following some earlier, less dramatic tweets on the subject. "This is a difficult decision to make, but a leadership is examined in moments like these, in its ability to make difficult decisions."
Like other major news events, the signing of the Shalit deal led to an explosion in internet activity. Throughout the Hebrew internet, tweets, Facebook status updates, and blogs were buzzing with the news. The prime minister's tweets received much attention in Arabic, English, Hebrew, French and other languages….