Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu came to visit New York this past weekend and seems to have had a major craving for the Eastern European kosher fare from Midwood’s Pomegranate supermarket.

While staying in a Manhattan hotel, he ordered every single item from the 1507 Coney Island Avenue supermarket’s “to go” menu, according to the Jewish Press. The list includes staples like gefilte fish, cholent and kugel.

The order was placed on Friday, right before the start of Shabbat. The senior chef at Pomegranate worked double-time to ensure the food was ready and delivered before the Sabbath. Bibi’s total tab was about $1,800.

As a side note, the store is owned by Abraham Banda, a Satmar Chassid. While various interpretations exist, Satmar politics normally dictate that the State of Israel is a violation of Jewish teachings. Whether or not this plays into Bibi’s dining choice may not matter, as everyone knows that a good cholent can bridge any opposing political ideologies.

Here’s to peace in the Middle East.

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  • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

    did bad he didn’t choke. this guy has been wanting to start WW3 for too long now.

    • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

      You mean he has to wait to be nuked?

      • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

        http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/120927074234-benjamin-netanyahu-bomb-un-horizontal-gallery.jpg

        a guy who uses this as evidence in the world courts should be thrown out of office. Isreal is a lot more aggressive than Iran could ever wish

        • Eric

          I guy with your intellect should be thrown out of the human gene pool.

          • http://twitter.com/nicktherat Nick the Rat

            You must be one of those “I love war” rednecks

          • common sense

            you really are a fuckin rat you degenerate. keep drinking the muslim propoganda cool-aid that the liberal media has embraced so much. Israel more aggressive than Iran? what planet do you live on you moron?

  • Can Book

    Wonder why he didn’t try one of the many kosher NYC delis like Adelman’s, Mill Basin Deli., Jay & Lloyd’s, Loeser’s, Liebman’s, 2nd Avenue Deli, Fine & Schapiro, etc.

    • vintagejames

      Some of those delis are open on the Sabbath. To many, that means the meat is not really kosher.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

      Comfort sometimes—and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Israeli consulate has a prior business relationship with Pomegranate.

  • Tuth

    Seriously, ” PIGS out on kosher food?” I know this is a liberal blog and all but some common sense would be nice.

    • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

      hey, NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT. NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT. Anti-semites, racists, etc, etc.

      • Tuth

        Bruce, we both know I never cared much for political correctness but if something is in poor taste I point it out. I certainly don’t ask for the headline to be delete, as has happened many time with my own comments.

      • Mein Zayda’s Gesheft

        Never mind all that – an $1,800 bill?

        Which begs the question: How much did the Challah Cost?

  • anonymous

    How is a double chinned man stuffing his face with 2k worth of food news?

  • MKP

    The “pig” comment undermined the entire article. Insulting and offensive – intentionally so. Shame on you. One look at the “author’s” name tells the story.

  • coffee

    not nice…this media crap..they will say anything to get attention with headlines…laura used the wrong wording and should take journalism 101 again…maybe ned should proofread these greenhorns so not to offend our population…