Actor Sean Penn Appeals To Bolivian President On Behalf Of Jacob Oestreicher

12/11/2012 - 19:00

A Bolivian appeals court refused to release New York businessman Jacob Ostreicher, who has been jailed without charges for 18 months, instead sending his case back to a lower court.

Oestreicher appeared with Sean Penn in a press conference Wednesday in which the "Tree of Life" actor called on Bolivia's president to order Oestreicher's release, the Associated Press reported.

Sean Penn: Fast times in Bolivia on behalf of jailed businessman.

Bolivian Officials Charged With Extorting Jailed NY Businessman Jacob Oestreicher

11/27/2012 - 19:00


 Bolivian government officials were arrested for allegedly trying to extort a New York businessman who has been jailed in Bolivia for the last 18 months.

Former FBI Official To Congress: Oestreicher A Victim Of 'State-Sponsored Kidnapping'

06/07/2012 - 20:00

A retired FBI official told a House subcommittee that the imprisonment of a New York Chasidic Jew in Bolivia is "state-sponsored kidnapping."

Palestinians Gain Ground in PR, Diplomatic War

12/21/2010 - 19:00

NEW YORK (JTA) -- In the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict, score some recent victories for the Palestinians.

It’s not that Israel has given an inch in the territorial dispute over the West Bank, or that the Palestinians in Gaza have achieved new military victories against the Israelis, despite increased rocket and mortar fire from the coastal strip in recent weeks.

Rather, the Palestinians have scored a series of diplomatic and public-relations successes against a Jewish state weakened by fraying relationships and a declining reputation internationally.

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