Kiryat Yam to be sued over 'mermaid'?
Eti Dor
Published: 24.08.09, 15:26
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1. You've go to be kidding
I once lived in Brooklyn, so I had to check this place out. The only thing I found for the Mermaid Medical Association is a medical group on Mermaid Avenue in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. I hope this article isn't an example of the same sort of shoddy journalism exhibited in the Swedish article, since April Fool's Day took place months ago.
2. Almonds, hazelnut,walnuts and pecan
Ilan ,   Ariel   (08.24.09)
In other words: a nut case
3. Does the ICJ have nothing better to do?
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (08.24.09)
I mean, how will it find time when it might be dealing with (equally worthless) suits against Israel proper? Seriously, this is a very clever publicity stunt by the folks in Bat Yam. Clearly, the folks at the Mermaid Medical Association have no sense of humor. BTW, the Israeli naturalist Natan Sliskin - aka the "Zoo Rabbi" - dealt with such mythic creatures in his book "Sacred Monsters".
4. This is Elul not Adar!
Chaya ,   Bat Yam   (08.24.09)
5. Obama's election opened the gates to the Jew haters of all
Arthur ,   SF, CA   (08.25.09)
breeds. It will likely to get worse before it gets better!
6. tipical american lawsuits.
Yael ,   TA   (08.25.09)
what next? suing for the rights of unicorns???
7. helllooooo?? do you people not understand that mermaids
are NOT REAL ?????????/!!!!!!!!
8. We seek protection against morons like these!
The Doc ,   Haifa, Israel   (08.25.09)
9. #7
ADI ,   Haifa, Israel   (08.25.09)
I object to your bigoted talk back!! How dare you write that mermaids are not real. I'll have you know that I am married to one
10. Some people don't get it
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (08.25.09)
Israel is not a party to the ICJ nor can it be sued by them.
11. 7 Walruses and porpuses are considered mermaids by some.
The people who saw mermaids in such attire were likely drunk, but don't spoil their fun.
12. Laughed till I cried.
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (08.25.09)
13. Great PR stunt
Wow ,   NY   (08.26.09)
This is a great publicity stunt. It's hard to believe the media is so guiible as to report this nonsense, but the city benefits from the PR, which is what they want.
14. A very fishy story but some will fall for it hook, line and
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (08.26.09)
15. Mermaid of the Mind
David Chester ,   Petach Tikva   (08.26.09)
The establishment of a half-woman half-fish as a statue on our coast is in support of the Danish legends as expressed by Hans Christian Anderson in the 18th centuary story of the little mermaid. It does not do anything to deny this legend and consequently the move to sue the municipality is based on nothing more serious than the need for some publicity. Recently there seems to be a popular need to errect statues in this country by many of the municipalites especiall in Petach Tikva, but since there is no chance that we might say our prayers to one, I feel that there is no danger in this.
Fisherman   (08.29.09)
as long as there is a chance to try and bash Israel and the Jews, these people climb out from under their rocks. Since when does the rights of this myth belong to the Americans. They would be better off, defending the rights of Israel. SEEMS EVERYONE HAS RIGHTS BUT THE ISRAELIS , EVEN IMAGINRY FISH
17. hook, line and sinker
Lisa   (08.30.09)
funny....................... I bet this counts as anti-semitism! Swallowed the story hook, line and sinker?
18. Imagine what they would have done with a Santa Claus contest
Andy ,   ramat hasharon   (08.30.09)
19. #15 the legend
Lisa   (09.06.09)
the legend of the mermaid is also told bz the Inuit of Northern Canada- and it is probably even older than the Danish legend...can't imagine what this hoopla is all about. All cities in the world have statues and busts and monuments- they are not religious statues- or golden calves- so what ?
20. mermiads' reward
Allan Bard ,   Sofia, Bulgaria   (04.26.10)
It's porbably just a way for attracting more tourists... So, I guess any organization shouldn't be offended, but they must declare that no one should kill a mermiad! There are many worse way for advertising... Don't know whether there are real mermaids, though I've seen some evidences, but I'd love to see a real mermaid! They are the most gracious creatures! They helped me write some of my books (Tale Of The Rock Pieces< The Opposite of Magic)
21. Mermaids at Kiyat YaIsrael-(Close Up Images of proposed me
RS ,   Austin, Texas   (06.02.13)
6/01/03 If anyone knows the mailing address to the City hall in Kiryat Yam I've some extreme close up images of the proposed Mermaid and may be able to reveal with this and other unknown evidence in the images "if" this is real or a hoax or not
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