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The Jewish State joins Twitter

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Oh look, it’s the best sentence you’ll read all day: “Israel has acquired the user name @israel on Twitter, the microblogging Internet service, from the Spanish owner of a pornographic Web site.”

It seems the previous owner, one Israel Meléndez of Miami, found himself bombarded by anti-Semitic spam every time he posted something, and so decided to sell to Israel, which wants to use it to buttress its public image.

All systems are go, so check it out! It’s SFW, now.

After Negotiations, Israel Emerges on Twitter [NYT]

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The Jewish State joins Twitter

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