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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.

The gefilte fish didn't go down well. (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
The gefilte fish didn't go down well. (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

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.

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