Israeli Foreign Ministry Trolls Iran, Wins Satirical Iranian Twitter Contest

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Israel’s Foreign Ministry with a trolling master class.

Leading up to the 40 anniversary of the Iranian revolution on February 11, a popular satirical Iranian Twitter account with over 115,000 followers asked its followers to nominate “the most absurd or foolish” quote the revolution produced over the past forty years.

The Israeli Foreign Office’s Persian-language account responded, offering “Israel would not exist in 25 years” with a big smiley emoji, referring to a September 2015 remark by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The tweet received nearly 1500 likes and more than 100 retweets.

Two days later, the satirical account officially declared the foreign office’s tweet as its winner, adding: “I will report this race every year to see if this account can win another 25 years.”

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A lawyer by education, David Lange - founder and managing editor of Israellycool - found his calling in advocating for Israel and the Jewish people. He is available for public speaking engagements.