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Heartbreaking: Kidnapped US Jew Appealing to Netanyahu (Video)

It is not clear how Netanyahu would go about fulfilling the kidnappers' demands.
Warren Weinstein

Warren Weinstein
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Warren Weinstein, 71, is an American aid worker who was kidnapped more than a year ago in Pakistan. Now he is asking Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for help in his release by acquiescing to al-Qaeda’s demands.

In a video released by Weinstein’s kidnappers on Wednesday, he says that U.S. President Barack Obama and the American government “have shown no interest in my case,” and appeals to Netanyahu for help “as one Jew to another.”

Weinstein does not say what the demands are, but in the past al-Qaeda’s conditions for his release included the freeing of terrorist and stopping U.S. air strikes.

It is not clear, however, how Netanyahu would go about ending those strikes or about releasing terrorists not held in Israel.

In the video, posted on the Internet by al-Qaeda’s media arm, Al-Sahab (it opens with its logo), Weinstein is wearing a white T-shirt, sitting in front of a camouflage background.

Weinstein was kidnapped in August, 2011, Lahore, Pakistan, by gunmen who broke into his home. He was the Pakistan director of J.E. Austin Associates, a U.S.-based firm consulting Pakistani business and government concerns.

Al-Qaeda’s earlier video, released last December, demanded the U.S. stop its air strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen, and release all al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists around the world, in return for Weinstein’s release.

In a video released last May, Weinstein reiterated that he would be killed if President Obama didn’t agree to those demands.

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3 Responses to “Heartbreaking: Kidnapped US Jew Appealing to Netanyahu (Video)”

  1. Shelley Rubin says:

    What a guy, running to Pakistan – where there are no Jews because they were either murdered or fled – to give aid to the enemies of the Jewish people. Now I hear he wants everyone to suffer with the release of thousands of terrorists worldwide in order to rescue him. Warren, you knew the risks before you traveled to God-forsaken Pakistan. So suck it up and enjoy whatever time you have left there.

  2. I agree with Shelley – what is a Jew doing going to Pakistan today? If he felt such an affliation for Jewish people, why didn't he go somewhere where there were Jews and not just turn to the Jews in a time of trouble. If Bibi takes this seriously, I hope he'll learn a Hebrew word "Tzaddakah"……ie charity and begin donating both finantially and in other ways to our land, Israel.

  3. Jean Terry says:

    Perhaps he "was" an idealist. I pray he is released soon.

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