December 20, 2007 · Print This Article

Israeli leader Ehud Olmert was in Washington for meetings with George W., for the State Dinner, Laura Bush decides to bring in a special Kosher Chef and have a truly Jewish meal prepared in honor of their guest.

At the dinner that night, the first course is served and it is Matzoh Ball Soup.

George W. looks at this and, after learning what it is called, he tells an aide that he can’t eat such a gross and strange-looking brew.

The aide says that Mr. Olmert will be insulted if he doesn’t at least taste it.

Not wanting to cause any trouble (after all he ate a sheep’s eye in honour of his Arab guests), George W gingerly lowers his spoon into the bowl and retrieves a piece of matzoh ball and some broth. He hesitates, swallows, and a grin appears on his face. He finds he really likes it, digs right in, and finishes the whole bowl.

“That was delicious,” he says to Olmert. “Do the Jewish people eat any other part of the matzoh, or just the balls?


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