The New York Post
on Sunday offered Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a basket brimming with distinctively Jewish delicacies, stating that it hoped to "take the edge off his bloodthirsty desire to develop nuclear weapons and wipe Israel off the map."
The welcome basket came just a day after the Iranian president was greeted by dozens of demonstrators who gathered outside New York's upscale Warwick hotel to protest his attendance at the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
The crowd chanted “Keep Ahmadinejad out of New York!", while others held anti-Iranian-regime signs outside the Manhattan hotel.
The Holocaust-denying Ahmadinejad, who claims the US government orchestrated the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, is expected to be in New York until at least Wednesday, when he is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly. The Post
was sure to include a brochure for downtown New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
The basket also contained US-made paraphernalia, including "I ♥ New York underwear" and a stick of deodorant "to keep the flies away," the Post
article state. Ahmadinejad also was given tickets to Jewish off-Broadway shows, and an assortment of Jewish staple products, including Gold’s Borscht, Manischewitz Gefilte Fish, H&H bagels, onion bialys and Zabar’s cream cheese.
Alas, the Iranian president did not receive his gifts, as the US Secret Service prevented the Post
from delivering the welcome basket.
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