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Washington - Clinton Will Try to Free Carp Fish for Passover Seder

Published on: February 25, 2010 01:40 PM
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An ultra orthodox family spends the Passover fishing in Jaffa's old port on April 12, 2009. Sen. Clinton Will Try to Free Carp Fish trade dispute in time for the Seder. Photo by Gili Yaari / Flash90 .An ultra orthodox family spends the Passover fishing in Jaffa's old port on April 12, 2009. Sen. Clinton Will Try to Free Carp Fish trade dispute in time for the Seder. Photo by Gili Yaari / Flash90 .

Washington - Free the gefilte fish! Just in time for Passover, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will try to resolve a trade dispute holding up a huge shipment of American-caught fish destined for seder dinners in Israel.

Clinton drew chuckles from a congressional panel when she said that getting nine containers of Asian Carp filets from an Illinois fishery to a processing plant in Israel in time for the Jewish holiday “sounds to me like one of those issues that should rise to the highest levels of our government.”

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She made the pledge Thursday to Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Ill. Manzullo said Israel slapped a 120-percent import duty on the fish, and he asked for help before the first seder on March 29.

“I will take that mission on,” she said.


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 Feb 25, 2010 at 01:59 PM Anonymous Says:

no carp, no salmon either is now kosher.

Something very fishy going on

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 01:57 PM Yosef Makir Shabbos Says:

120% duty? Something smells fishy here!

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 02:03 PM Anonymous Says:

I wish her good luck we all used to eat false fish made from meat maybe she should start a campaign against shchita

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 02:10 PM Shepsil Says:

בס'ד
My wife uses whitefish, sometimes adding a little trout, to make gefilte fish.
I suggest bringing these crates of carp to Washington, DC, locate them in a prominate place, one of the plazas, and leave them it throughout the hot, teamy Washington summers.
Toward the time of the Yom HaNariem, the smell will possibly overcome the current administration's repulsive odor. Too bad the wasn't available during Mrs. Clinton's husband's administration, to overcome their smelly events. Maybe some of the carp could have been stuffed in an alcove of the Oval Office.
Finally, watch the spelling of this genre of fish. In Washington, be careful not to mix the two middle letters of the fish called carp. Although, with the current administration, this would be appropos.

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 03:23 PM Anonymous Says:

what does it say on the yarmulkas? i cant read so clearly. um, maybe they should catch some brains along with fish. Meshichistim? More like Meshugoyim.

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 03:44 PM MRS BORO PARKER Says:

IS this some purim shpiel???

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 04:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Let my fishies go...

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 04:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Rabbi Moshe Karp,we need your help.

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 06:20 PM It's a Reminder from Hahshem Says:

If you notice all the fish problems we have had lately, the Israeli 120% tax, the US getting involved, the Killer Whale, Killing, and the new parasites in the fish threatening our primary fish supply, you can't help realizing that this is to get us focused in forgetting about eating all the fish we are used to eating and instead:

Get ready for the BIG FISH Seuda of the Leviyoson and Shor Habor, with Moshiach Imminently.

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 06:21 PM Anonymous Says:

This is a total waste of time and political chits. There is ZERO reason why they need carp to make gefilte fish sicne they have so many other types of fish readily available in EY that are healthier and fresher. I hope this is a Purim joke but if not, the joke is really on those yidden in EY who will end up eating this old and frozen dreche of bottom feeding fish at their sedorim.

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 06:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Its time to abandon the minhag of using carp in gefilte fish or even eating fish. it would be much better to eat freshly broiled fish without all the other stuff added in. And its even worse among Ungarishe yidden who add som much unhealthy sugar that its almost like they add the fish into the sugar as an afterthought.

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 Feb 25, 2010 at 10:48 PM dev Says:

She has too much time on her hands.

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 Feb 26, 2010 at 12:15 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

Its time to abandon the minhag of using carp in gefilte fish or even eating fish. it would be much better to eat freshly broiled fish without all the other stuff added in. And its even worse among Ungarishe yidden who add som much unhealthy sugar that its almost like they add the fish into the sugar as an afterthought.

speak for yourself. broiled fish? yuck. I am an "ungarishe balabusta" and I wouldn't trade my gefilte fish (neither would my family and friends) for any sort of broiled (smelly) fish. yes, sugar, salt and pepper....yummm
simchas purim to all

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 Feb 26, 2010 at 12:26 AM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

Its time to abandon the minhag of using carp in gefilte fish or even eating fish. it would be much better to eat freshly broiled fish without all the other stuff added in. And its even worse among Ungarishe yidden who add som much unhealthy sugar that its almost like they add the fish into the sugar as an afterthought.

What on earth is wrong with carp?

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 Feb 26, 2010 at 12:28 AM Milhouse Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

This is a total waste of time and political chits. There is ZERO reason why they need carp to make gefilte fish sicne they have so many other types of fish readily available in EY that are healthier and fresher. I hope this is a Purim joke but if not, the joke is really on those yidden in EY who will end up eating this old and frozen dreche of bottom feeding fish at their sedorim.

What's your objection to carp? Jews have been eating carp for at least 1000 years, and probably longer. Why would you want us to stop? Surely you're not trotting out the idiotic myth that bottom-feeding fish are treif?!

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 Feb 26, 2010 at 12:52 AM Anonymous Says:

yashar koach madame secretary!

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 Feb 26, 2010 at 01:07 AM Charlie Hall Says:

Purim is coming!

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 Feb 26, 2010 at 10:24 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

I wish her good luck we all used to eat false fish made from meat maybe she should start a campaign against shchita

what do you mean by ' we all used to eat false fish' that is only some crazy hungarians who belive in that nonsens , normal jews eat of course fish which is more important that meat for shabbos and jomtov.

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 Feb 26, 2010 at 11:04 AM Charlie Hall Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

no carp, no salmon either is now kosher.

Something very fishy going on

Indeed: Gefilte fish is non-kosher because nobody has ever seen a gefilte with either fins or scales.

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 Feb 26, 2010 at 05:39 PM shepsil, again Says:

Please see my previous note #4.
Where does Mrs Clinton get time to worry about fish?
She is so busy condemming Israel for trying to protect our holy places, such as Chevron, Bais Lechem. Our Israeli government should have the courage, and the faith, to proudly announce to the world; our "friends" as well as others, that these places, and others, are ours! G-d gave them to us Jews!
Of course, with friends like Mrs. Clinton, and many others of her ilk, we really don't need any enemies.
A freilechen Purim! Please, don't only listern to the Megilah, read the story. You can adapt it to today's times.

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 Feb 27, 2010 at 10:20 PM Lawyer Says:

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MRS BORO PARKER Says:

IS this some purim shpiel???

Yes. Just a fluke. Clinton has been floundering around lately, so she needed something to talk about. So she just latched onto whatever issue came up -- Carpe Diem, and all that. Or maybe she picked on this issue just for the halibut.

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