In times of great tragedy, you realize who truly has your back.
And while many readers have taken very polarized positions on the Russia-Israel relationship, one cannot deny that after the terrorist attack on the St. Petersburg metro, no other city decided to honor those Russian citizens murdered by terrorists, except for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv authorities lit up the city hall with the white, blue and red colors of the Russian flag, as a show of solidarity with the 14 people killed in St. Petersburg.
— Mayor of Tel Aviv (@MayorOfTelAviv) April 3, 2017
— Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) April 3, 2017
No expression of solidarity was shown in the European cities that often display such gestures when other nations suffer similar attacks.
Paris, Berlin, London…no landmark or monument was lit up in remembrance of St. Petersburg.
The Eiffel Tower…nothing…
— Anna (@Carrot_Deirdre) April 3, 2017
— Charlotte Dubenskij (@CDubenskij_RT) April 3, 2017
So, let's see whether they light up the Eiffel Tower in the Russian national colours for the terrorist attack in #SaintPetersburg…
— Chris Westinghouse (@DocProdigi) April 3, 2017
Curious to see if EiffelTower, Brandenburg Gate will bear the Russian flag tonight in solidarity after terror attackhttps://t.co/gzfHfRulRp
— Bojan Pancevski (@bopanc) April 3, 2017
Germany’s Brandenburg Gate, which has a history of morphing into the flag of nations hit by terrorism remained as is.
According to Berliner-Zeitung, a senate speaker from the German press agency said Brandenburg Gate would not have the Russian flag colors because St. Petersburg is not a partner city of Berlin, and “exceptions should only be made in exceptional cases.”
— Zeruyu (@Zeruyu) April 3, 2017