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The Jew Who Assisted Terrorists

Yesterday I expressed my disgust at the Jewish lawyer defending a terrorist. Now I do the same regarding the Jewish man, Yehuda Avraham, who actively assisted terrorists by helping them launder funds for a missile.

Avraham, a diamond merchant, was arrested on Tuesday by FBI agents in his office in Manhattan’s diamond bourse. Avraham and his son Gideon are the owners of Ambuy Gem Corp. Avraham, who is 75 years old according to a relative, was born in Afghanistan. He was described as an observant Jew who attends the synagogue in his Forest Hills neighborhood regularly. His son told reporters that the arrest was “ridiculous.”

A diamond merchant who said he knows Avraham well described him as a quiet, well-liked man, who was probably not aware that he was involved in an illegal deal and certainly had no idea there was any connection between the deal and radical Muslim organizations.

In my eyes, what he did deserves our strongest condemnation, whether or not he knew the terrorist connection. Assuming he did not know, the fact that money laundering is illegal and morally wrong is enough. However, this incident also plays into the hands of the anti-Semites who have a predilection for believing Jewish conspiracy theories.

Avraham may hold himself out to be an observant Jew, but this is, to borrow the words of his son, “ridiculous”.

FOOTNOTE: This week, Ha’aretz had an article on another Jew who assisted the enemy – a man named Sammy Baruch who spied for Egypt.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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