Social media activists shared a video of Tunisian Prime Minister Najlaa Boden in a chat with “Israeli” President Yitzhak Herzog when she participated in the climate summit.
This came as they prepared to take a collective picture, of the leaders and heads of government who were hosted in Egypt to participate in the summit, as the conversation took only a few seconds.
The conversation ended with a big smile from Boden, but it angered some social media users, as some considered it an “unacceptable fall” and an explicit normalization with “Israel.”
The Tunisian political analyst Najib Al-Daziri, in a statement to a Tunisian radio station, said that the team accompanying Boden was supposed to introduce her to the characters in the hall.
“If the prime minister knows that the Israeli president is the one, she is talking to, this is a great calamity, but if she does not know, she must dismiss the team accompanying her,” Al-Daziri said.
Waleed Kabir, a tweeter, tweeted: “Normalization on the air, between Tunisia and Israel, will Qais Saeed consider it a great betrayal?”.
Habib Albuzaidi, in turn, considered that the “Israeli” president had told a seemingly funny joke to the Tunisian prime minister, and told her that “normalization is a great betrayal,” in reference to a previous statement by Tunisian president Qais Saeed during his election campaign.
But Tunisian journalist Ziad Hani considered that the Tunisian prime minister had acted tactfully with the “Israeli” president, saying that it was “diplomatic courtesy to have a dialogue, even among enemies.”
Hani cited the dialogue between Russians and Ukrainians even after the outbreak of the war, adding: “It is time to think about making the road to peace that preserves the rights of all.”
To receive notification of the most important news and urgent matters, join our
telegram channel through the link