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Gadaffi's Jewish Pen Pal In NYC

by James Denison / November 1, 2011 7:45 PM PDT
Louis Schlamowitz

A Jewish New York florist had an unlikely pen pal: former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Louis Schlamowitz has been exchanging correspondence with Gaddafi since
the now-slain dictator took power of Libya in 1969. The two had
exchanged letters, Christmas cards and thoughts about the state of
Israel until 1988, according to the New York Post.

Schlamowitz received several signed pictures of Gaddafi to add to his
"Middle East collection" of autographs, a hobby he prides himself in.
The 81-year-old Brooklyn resident currently has a binder filled with 6,000 autographs from people as various as Yasser Arafat, Marilyn Monroe and Barack Obama, the New York Times reports.

Schlamowitz ended his nearly 20-year "pen pal" relationship with Gaddafi after the 1988 Pan Am bombing .
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Pen Pal?...... They're funny....1988-2011
by JP Bill / November 1, 2011 8:53 PM PDT

no communication between the 2 for 23 years.

Louis Schlamowitz has been exchanging correspondence with Gaddafi since the now-slain dictator took power of Libya in 1969. The two had exchanged letters, Christmas cards and thoughts about the state of Israel until 1988, according to the New York Post.

He hasn't been exchanging correspondence SINCE 1969...he exchanged correspondence BETWEEN 1969 and 1988.

Louis Schlamowitz has been exchanging correspondence with Gaddafi since the now-slain dictator took power of Libya in 1969. The two had exchanged letters, Christmas cards and thoughts about the state of Israel from 1969 until 1988, according to the New York Post.

Schlamowitz ended his nearly 20-year "pen pal" relationship with Gaddafi after the 1988 Pan Am bombing .

Must be a slow newsday at the Huff Post.

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Amazing
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 2, 2011 6:42 AM PDT

An amazing story.

I see they also exchanged Christmas Cards, and considering he is Jewish and Gadaffi was a Muslim, how strange is that?

Mark

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I hadn't thought about that aspect
by James Denison / November 2, 2011 9:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Amazing

Maybe it was a middle ground for them both?

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(NT) Good point.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 2, 2011 10:31 PM PDT
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