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The new frontiers of Israeli diplomacy, ctd.: GPO sends sarcastic ‘joke e-mail’ on Gaza

Below is an e-mail sent out today by Israel’s official Government Press Office (GPO) to international correspondents. Unfortunately, I received it without the links and attachments.

Funny? Dignified? Professional? We report, you decide.

Daniel Seaman, GPO Director

From: Andy Lutterman

To: gponews@netvision.net.il

Subject: Restaurant in Gaza

Sent: May 26, 2010 12:35 PM

GPO Recommended Restaurant in Gaza

In anticipation of foreign correspondents traveling to Gaza to cover reports of alleged humanitarian difficulties in the Hamas run territory, and as part of efforts to facilitate the work of journalists in the region, the Government Press Office is pleased to bring to your attention the attached menu and information for the Roots Club and Restaurant in Gaza.

We have been told the beef stroganoff and cream of spinach soup are highly recommended.  You may wish to enquire of a possible discount upon presentation of a valid press card.

There is also the possibility of an enjoyable evening on the Greens Terrace Garden Cafe, which serves “eclectic food and fresh cocktails”.

A video of the club’s luxurious facilities may be viewed here.

Booking in advance is advisable, and as the website states, the Roots Club is fully equipped for hospitality and corporate events.

Correspondents may also wish to enjoy a swim at the new Olympic size swimming pool as reported in the Palestinian media to have been opened last week.

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Categories: Diplomacy, Hasbara
  1. A.Bloemendaal
    May 26, 2010 at 17:24

    Those were the days! Haniyeh and Qurei at the same table, joking. Women in trousers. Abu-Mazen entering. Haidar Abdelshafi alive and well. For God’s sake: how old is this video of The Roots?

  2. dickerson3870
    May 27, 2010 at 17:47

    RE: “Funny? Dignified? Professional? We report, you decide.” – Coteret
    MY RETORT: Goodness gracious, how ‘fair and balanced’ of you! (lol)

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