Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Joe the Plumber visits Ashkelon

Joe the Plumber ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_the_plumber ) Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka "Joe the Plumber", who became something of a celebrity during the 2008 USA presidential election, representing the average middle-class American, visited Ashkelon on 12th Jan. He interviewed Mayor Benny Vaknin, met Moshe Nissimpur, a plumber from Ashkelon who built a missile from sewage pipes, and toured bombshelters. "Joe the Plumber" has been touring the Gaza border region and Israeli towns hit by Palestinian rocket fire to show his support for the Israel action against Gaza, "President Obama has already spoken about what he would do here. He said that if his daughters were living here he would take whatever means necessary to protect his daughters. So I just hope he carries through with it, but that is going to be up to him," said Joe, who was given a small model rocket as a gift from Israeli plumber Moshe Nissimpur. The model rocket below, was given to Joe the Plumber, with the following inscription: "For Joe the Plumber. Thank you for your support in these difficult days. From the Israeli plumber" (Nicole)

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