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Jacob Ostreicher

N.Y. Chasid resorts to hunger strike after nearly a year in Bolivian prison

By Ben Sales, JTA May 10, 2012

NEW YORK – Supporters say he’s an innocent man caught up in the tentacles of a corrupt Latin American regime. Authorities in Bolivia, however, allege that he’s a shady businessman with ties to drug dealers and money launderers. What's certain is...

Israelis investigated for drug trafficking in Colombia

JTA February 7, 2012

JERUSALEM -- At least eight Israelis described as former military personnel are being investigated for drug trafficking in Colombia. The men, who are also being investigated for money laundering and the exploitation of minors, have been monitored by police for...

Haredi Orthodox demonstrate in Jerusalem over arrests

JTA January 15, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Haredi Orthodox Jews clashed with police in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem. Some 200 protesters gathered in Shabbat Square Sunday afternoon after six respected members of the haredi Orthodox community were arrested for tax offenses....

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