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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds... unless it's going to Israel

I'm sure that any of you who have ever spent time in New York City have seen the famous inscription on the post office near Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. But it's not true anymore. There's mail the US Postal Service won't take.... It's mail that's going to Israel.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has written to complain to the US Postmaster General, after receiving widespread reports that US post offices around America have been refusing to accept mail to Israel.
In the last several days ADL reports that it has received complaints from Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, revealing postal customers were incorrectly told that the US Postal Service is not accepting mail for Israel due to Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.
"The postal employees have told these individuals that current USPS policy says that mail to Israel cannot be accepted because of the current crisis,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. 
Foxman added that "only once employees sought clarification from supervisors in Washington did these post offices accept packages and letters to Israel."
Writing to US Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, ADL stated that the phenomenon presumably stems from a misunderstanding by postal workers, who apparently thought the temporary suspension of service to Israel during a 36-hour period in July was a permanent policy change.
Or that there are anti-Semites in the Postal Service.

I know two postal workers in New Jersey (okay, one lives in New Jersey and works in New York), and one in Massachusetts. Hmmm.

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At 9:00 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

Carl, I am so angry about this abomination that I am livid....apparently 'We the people' no longer is also for the Jews.


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