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  • One man’s mission to end modern slavery

    By Jared Sichel

    April 9, 2014 | 12:39 pm

    Aaron Cohen resists the label “slave hunter.” It smacks of Civil War-era racism, the name used for people who tracked down runaway slaves and returned them to their owners. They were the bad guys in a very dark time, as Cohen wrote in his 2009 memoir, “Slave Hunter: One Man’s...

  • Passover 5773: Once we were slaves in Egypt, and now we are free

    March 21, 2013 | 10:48 am

    Every Passover, we gather with family and friends around the Seder table to read the inspiring foundational story of our people’s liberation from slavery in Egypt. We tell and retell this story every year, and millennia later it informs who we are. There are many ways in which...

  • Israelis arrested for human organ trafficking

    May 23, 2012 | 10:51 am

    Ten Israelis were arrested on suspicion of human organ trafficking.

    Tuesday’s arrests of alleged participants in an international organ harvesting ring came after an undercover operation of several months.

    The Israelis arrested allegedly recruited poor Israelis to sell their kidneys for relatively meager sums for use in surgeries in Azerbaijan, Kosovo and other countries. They are also expected to be charged with extortion and tax evasion.

  • Israeli organ trafficking ring arrested

    April 8, 2010 | 10:38 am

    Israeli police arrested six men from northern Israel accused of being involved in an organ trafficking ring.

    The suspects, including a military brigadier general and two attorneys, were arrested Wednesday, according to reports. The ring allegedly identified potential organ donors...

  • Briefs: Olmert upbeat on U.S. ties; Hamas names new leader; Olmert’s lesbian daughter slams Jerusale

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Olmert Upbeat on U.S. Ties

    Ehud Olmert voiced confidence that Israeli-U.S. relations will remain robust despite the Republicans' midterm election defeat.

    "Support for Israel has traditionally been bipartisan," the Israeli prime minister told reporters en route to Washington, where...