Benji Lovitt
Because the Middle East is Funny

Top 10 Reasons Bibi Should Not Cancel Speech

The day has arrived. After all the controversy surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress, we’re just hours away. Just in case it’s not too late for him to change his mind, here are the top 10 reasons that PM Netanyahu should not cancel his speech:

10. Sara Netanyahu needs another two nights to clear out all the towels and coat hangers from her suite at the Ritz-Carlton.

9. Because there’s nothing funnier than the possibility of Awkward Jacket Toss, Round 2.


Remember this? (Photo credit: by Avi Ohayon/GPO / FLASH90)

8. UFC has sponsored a tag-team cage match between him and Naftali Bennett against Susan Rice and Dianne Feinstein.

7. After his speech, Sarah Palin promised to show Bibi Iran’s centrifuges from her backyard.

6. So we can hear Kanye West say, “I’ma let you finish but Churchill had the best speech of all time.”

5. Because the people demand an epic combover-off with Senator Tom Carper.


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4. The Netanyahus are treating all the Senators and spouses to wings and mozzarella sticks at Applebees, all funded by Israeli taxpayers.

3. He needs to stay long enough to pick me up a three-pack of Speed Stick roll-on deodorant from CVS.

2. Joe Biden and friends’ all-day passes to Six Flags are nonrefundable.

1. Only a “chickenshit” would cancel the day of.

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Co-written by Yoav Fisher

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.”