Benji Lovitt
Because the Middle East is Funny

Top 10 Dramatic Announcements of 2019

Last night, the Israeli people were let down by Prime Minister Netanyahu’s unfulfilled promise of a “dramatic announcement.”

Here are the top 10 actual dramatic announcements of 2019.

10. Theodore Herzl is still dead.

9. Forward this list to 10 people and a message from Bill Gates will appear on your screen.

8. (hidden behind paywall)

7. You are going to LOVE #6!

6. It’s going to snow in Gush Etzion — this time we mean it!

5. The high speed train is done!

4. It’s almost Pesach. Start cleaning.

3. The high speed train is not done.

2. Right now….somewhere in this country….someone is doing sponja.

1. National elections are April 9th. Please vote!

Co-written by Liron Kopinsky

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.”