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Published on: January 7, 2011 09:06 AM
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Israel - An Israeli bird expert has called on Saudi Arabia to release a vulture that has been captured amid speculation it was on a spying mission for Israel.

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The Saudi press speculated the rare griffon vulture, which was carrying a GPS transmitter, was sent by Israeli spy agency Mossad.

The avian ecologist says the vulture did not come from Israel but had been trapped there and fitted with a transmitter as part of a research project to track bird migrations.

The vulture was found in the Saudi desert carrying a tag bearing the words, Tel Aviv University.

Last month the governor of Egypt’s South Sinai region said he was not ruling out speculation that Mossad may have been responsible for releasing a killer shark in the Red Sea off the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.

The theory emerged after a tourist was killed and others were injured in a spate of shark attacks near the Egyptian resort.


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 Jan 07, 2011 at 09:37 AM Aron1 Says:

These Arab press releases are funnier than "The Onion".

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 10:02 AM mj00056 Says:

The Israeli government is more concerned with the release of a buzzard than the release of a human (Shalit).

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 10:11 AM Anonymous Says:

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mj00056 Says:

The Israeli government is more concerned with the release of a buzzard than the release of a human (Shalit).

It's not a buzzard, it's a griffon vulture, and a rare one at that. Please check your facts before posting. Thanks

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 10:16 AM toolee Says:

These Arabs are really paranoid. But no matter what even if they have a leak in the kitchen sink they'll blame Israel.

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 11:21 AM curious Says:

Does anyone know if the bird can speak? If so, it might be related to the fish in skvere.

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 11:23 AM moideh al haemes Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It's not a buzzard, it's a griffon vulture, and a rare one at that. Please check your facts before posting. Thanks

That's a good post you did there...............NOT!

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 11:43 AM kollelfaker Says:

before you release this bird make sure you debrief it but what language does it talk
or maybe you should put it in same cell as the trained shark

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 12:19 PM raykaufm Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It's not a buzzard, it's a griffon vulture, and a rare one at that. Please check your facts before posting. Thanks

The Griffon Vulture is the "nesher" in Chumash rather than the incorrectly translated "eagle". However I agree that "I bore you on vulture's wings..." doesn't as good as the mistranslation.

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 Jan 07, 2011 at 12:37 PM Anonymous Says:

About 19 years ago, one of King Hussein's prize horses somehow escaped from the area near Akaba, and swam across the Red Sea to the Israeli town of Eilat. The Israelis promptly returned the King's horse to the Jordanians. However, the Israelis did not go meshuganah (as the Arabs did), and claim that the horse "was spying".

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