No, no, no, no, no: Grading Israel’s ungrammatical response to ‘flytilla’

For a country that is unbelievably oversaturated with American connections, it comes as a major surprise to see just how little Israel’s government cares about grammatical conventions in the English language. In response to the ‘flytilla’ in which international activists from all over the world prepared to land in Israeli airports to protest its abuse of Palestinian rights, the Ministry of the Interior and the Prime Minister’s office issued a contract, a letter, and a directive to anything and everything involved with the solidarity action. One might easily be fooled into thinking that all the bases were covered. But they weren’t. Israel forgot to hire a translator.

Here are the final grades and comments on Israel’s clearly ungrammatical response to ‘flytilla’.

There are 8 comments

  1. David

    These confirms my impression that Israelis are artless as a culture, as a whole. Those who get the grammar wrong are morally corrupted, like gangsters talk. Giving up on grammer is giving up on civilized communication. And that fits Israel to a “T”.

    1. Jon Beer

      Artless as a whole, hmm? You’re one to talk, as there are no less than 3 grammatical errors in your comment.

      And what exactly do you call all the inventions and technology that Israel has produced?

      1. Adam Savage

        And what exactly do you call all the inventions and technology that Israel has produced?

        I’d call it a weak excuse. So what, someone in Israel invented something? Things are invented all over the world. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

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