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Top 10 Kerry-Netanyahu auto-correct fails

Shocking examples of smartphone diplomacy going absolutely haywire


We’ve all seen examples of embarrassing auto-correct fails but have you seen these Middle Eastern mishaps? In a Times of Israel exclusive, comedian/reporter Benji Lovitt uncovers text messages that Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu didn’t want you to see.

1.  Needs more what?!


2.  Illegal what?!


3.  Keeping Hillary happy


4.  Dealing with Iran


5.  That darn Putin


6.  We’ve all been there.


7.  Life was so much easier before auto-correct


8.  Talking Turkey


9.  Maybe try TripAdvisor


10.  Who knew he could do that?


Co-written by Yoav Fisher

Benji Lovitt is booking comedy shows in North America for Spring 2014. Contact him for more information.

About the Author
Since making aliyah in 2006, Benji Lovitt has performed stand-up comedy and educational programs for groups including Jewish Federations, Chabads, synagogues, Masa Israel Journey, and Birthright Israel. His perspectives on aliyah and Israeli society have been featured on Israeli TV and radio and in publications such as USA Today, Time Magazine, the BBC, and more. Benji has worked as a cross-cultural trainer with groups including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Masa Israel and is a popular presenter on the Limmud International circuit. During 2014's Operation Protective Edge, his humorous observations on the war led to his being called in Israel "the only reason to go on Facebook.”
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