The Israeli government might not negotiate with terrorists, but they’re more than willing to deal with pornographers. They have acquired the “Israel” twitter account from Israel Meléndez, the owner of a Spanish porn site.
Yigal Palmor, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, confirmed the purchase. He declined to say how much Israel paid, but he said that “it was not pro bono.”
“We thought we could put it to better use than he did,” Mr. Palmor said, adding that the purchase was in line with Israel’s recent efforts to expand into social media.
Mr. Meléndez, who is Spanish but lives in Miami, said that an agreement had been reached last month in a telephone negotiation that he conducted from the Israeli consulate in Miami. Mr. Meléndez described the sale price as “adequate.”
Thankfully, they didn’t have to buy their YouTube page from Meléndez.