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Israelis cope by trading jokes

As they tend to do in difficult times, Israelis have been coping with the conflict in Gaza and the incessant rocket fire with self-deprecating black humor.

Here are some of the lines that have been circulating on Facebook and WhatsApp:

  • Poor missile — traveled 70 kilometers to Tel Aviv and couldn’t find a parking spot.
  • My GPS asked me where I wanted to go, and I said Ashkelon. It said, No way buddy, you’re on your own.
  • A siren went off in Caesarea, and all the residents ran to their safes.
  • Rockets on Nes Ziona, Rehovot, Tel Aviv, and Rishon Lezion. But nothing in Rosh Ha’ayin and Gedera. Does Hamas also discriminate against Yemenites?
  • Israeli men should thank Hamas for proving once and for all that Israeli women can actually get ready to leave the house in 90 seconds.

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