Elon Musk Likes How Israel Uses Twitter

New social media boss lauds the Jewish state’s quick-witted reaction to Kanye West post.

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Elon Musk
Elon Musk sees Israel as a major tech power, and brought his kids here for a visit in 2018.
Elon Musk during his 2018 visit to Israel. Photo: EPA-EFE/ALEXANDER BECHER

Israel has invested a lot in its official presence on social media, and new Twitter boss Elon Musk says it’s paying off.

Musk last week complimented the official State of Israel Twitter account for its quick-witted and facetious response to Kanye West’s first post since having his own account reinstated.

West had his account suspended by Twitter’s previous leadership following a series of antisemitic rants.

His first post after returning to Twitter was a simple "Shalom :)"

The State of Israel’s response to that was a play on singer Taylor Swift’s reaction in 2016 to West saying that she had approved the derogatory use of her name in his song "Famous."

"I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative," Swift said at the time.

While not everyone got the joke, it clearly wasn’t lost on Musk.

The Israeli Embassy in Washington also posted a tongue-in-cheek response calling out Kanye’s obsession with the Jews.

Yair Netanyahu also commented, pointing out that while Kanye might have an issue with a handful of liberal progressive Jews in Hollywood, a majority of Jewish people, especially in Israel, are conservative, and some, like him, even "support strengthening Christian identity in USA and Europe."

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