Paper greets Iran head with gefilte fish
Basket of goodies delivered to Ahmadinejad’s hotel includes tickets to see ‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’
Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims he has nothing against Jews, just “Zionists,” so perhaps the warmongering leader would like some gefilte fish and tickets to the off-Broadway play “Old Jews Telling Jokes” while in New York.
At least that’s the opinion of the staff of The New York Post tabloid newspaper, who tried to deliver a basket filled with Jew-y and US of A goodness to the Iranian leader’s hotel room upon his arrival on Sunday.
In addition to Manischewitz Gefilte Fish, the package included Gold’s Borscht, H&H bagels, onion bialys and Zabar’s cream cheese to nosh on.
The newspaper also gave a thought to the president’s personal needs and provided a deodorant stick and a pair of “I ♥ NY” underwear.
Reading material included “The 9/11 Report,” a graphic adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon and a brochure from the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
Ahmadinejad, who is in New York to attend a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly later this week, also had two tickets for the off-Broadway show “Old Jews Telling Jokes” reserved in his name.
The basket was hand-delivered to the hotel, where its arrival caused a panic among the president’s entourage. However, US Secret Service agents quickly put an end to the story and ordered the package to be removed.