Englewood, NJ - Rabbi Shmuley Trying to Buy Libyan Owned Mansion
Englewood, NJ - A rabbi who lives next door to the New Jersey mansion where Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi sought to stay during his first U.S. visit wants to buy the site and turn it into a Jewish learning center.
Libya has owned the 4-acre Englewood property since 1983, and Gadhafi wanted to stay there while visiting the United Nations last September.
But that plan was scrapped when it drew widespread outrage and legal challenges in New Jersey, which lost dozens of residents in an airplane bombing widely believed to have been the work of Libyan intelligence.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach told The Record of Bergen County that he wants to raise up to $6 million to buy the property. But there’s no indication that Libya wants to sell, and a call to the Libyan mission was not immediately returned Saturday.
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