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Central Islip, NY - Israeli Leader Olmert Asked The Federal Judge To Give A Break To Nathan Schlesinger

Published on: August 1, 2006 02:51 PM
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Central Islip, NY - Last Wednesday, a throng of supporters from Williamsburg’s Orthodox community traveled to the federal courthouse in Central Islip, on Long Island, to show support for a powerful Brooklyn businessman named Nat Schlesinger, who was facing criminal sentencing.
In addition to showing up in the courtroom, Schlesinger’s supporters sent dozens of letters to U.S. District Judge Arthur Spatt urging lenience and describing Schlesinger as a generous and community-minded man. One of the letters was from Israel’s current prime minister, Ehud Olmert, who wrote the judge that he had known Schlesinger for years.


Olmert’s letter was written on official stationery from Jerusalem on September 11 of last year, when he was still vice prime minister of industry, trade, and labor. Olmert described his friend as “a man devoted to goodness and benevolence toward his fellow man and his community.” He added that Schlesinger was a Holocaust survivor who had helped many minority families by giving them employment in his factory. “Thoughtfulness and respect of others were synonymous with his lifestyle. . . . Nat is the type of man who is always ready and willing to help,” Olmert wrote.

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 Aug 07, 2006 at 01:25 AM Anonymous Says:

It is clear to us "Educated" people that even a "Chiloni" or as you A$$holes would say a "Goy" like Prime Minister Olmert cares more about another Jew, than self HATING Jews like you. You so called FRUMMIES are a disgrace to all Jewish people. You ALL are CROOKS soaking the government for section 8, baby bonus, Why you low lifes don't even get married legally so your kids will legally be illegitimite and the "SINGLE MOM gets money from Uncle Sam.


 Aug 02, 2006 at 06:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Of Course its WRONG with helping Olmert, did you ever learn the Satmar Rebbe's holy book V'Yoel Moshe where there is a full chapter of "Hischavrus L'Rashayim" this goes against the Rebbe's whole fight against Zionism, and why did the Hungarian Rabbi's decided to make a "TEILING" (breakaway) from the Neologan because we shouldn't have to deal with them, and here comes a so called Satmar Macher and goes compleatly against it.


 Aug 02, 2006 at 06:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Anon 9:51am well there might not be wrong to help in a campaign but what the Israeli Paper says that he "Laundered" or as we call it here in the States "Washing" the money which is a crime here, I am sure he helped Olmert not as a favor but for the benefit of both, Kapish?


 Aug 02, 2006 at 09:51 AM Anonymous Says:

Is there anything wrong with helping with the campaign? The Satmar rabbi ztz'l only said that you shouldn't vote,


 Aug 02, 2006 at 09:48 AM Anonymous Says:

Doesn't Olmert have other things to be worried about?!?


 Aug 02, 2006 at 06:22 AM Anonymous Says:

Is this the same guy which VOS IZ NEIAS reported last week about? The sad story of a guy who refused a 12 Month plea Bargain and fired his High powered attorneys for making the deal and instead got 15 Years. HOW SAD


 Aug 02, 2006 at 06:19 AM Anonymous Says:

To Anon 11pm: The Israeli Paper you are writing about also mentioned that he was involved in the Menachem Begin Election in 1977 and he got into hot water with the Satmar leadership at that time about this issue.


 Aug 02, 2006 at 04:30 AM Anonymous Says:

Zionist or Not we must help him to get out, The Mitzva of Pidyan Shviim applies to all jews regardless of color and stripe Especially a person like Reb Naftula who was thrown into Jail based on the Mesira and testimonies of...............


 Aug 02, 2006 at 12:00 AM Anonymous Says:

I like the phraise in Olmert's letter "THOUGHTFULNESS AND RESPECT OF OTHERS WERE SYNONYMOUS WITH HIS LIFESTYLE" well if he so THOUGHTFUL he wouldn't be where he is now! Am I correct? OH and what about the RESPECT? That cost me a laugh...


 Aug 01, 2006 at 11:00 PM Anonymous Says:

A Paper in Isreal is writing that He Laundered Money for Olmert's Campaign's.


 Aug 01, 2006 at 10:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Zionist and Thugs work hand in Hand.


 Aug 01, 2006 at 09:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Why is he a good friend with a zionist?


 Aug 01, 2006 at 07:55 PM Anonymous Says:

It looks like the Zionist's people like Ehud Olmert and the Satmar chassidim are working hand in hand, how funny?


 Aug 01, 2006 at 07:52 PM Anonymous Says:

Oh I thought that he was a Satmar Chassid, now I see that he is not so kosher.......


 Aug 01, 2006 at 03:42 PM Anonymous Says:

Does anybody know from where his freindship with Olmert stems? he supposed to be a Satmar Chusid! no!?


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