Posts Tagged ‘chabad’

October 2011

Tall Ship Skips U.S. Port in Snub Linked to Jewish Case

The Moscow Times

A Russian frigate refused to dock in San Francisco on a Pacific tour because of concerns that it might be seized and held as collateral for a collection of Jewish books and manuscripts.

The three-masted Nadezhda turned sail on the advice of the Foreign Ministry, even though a welcome delegation was waiting for it at the pier, the ship’s owner, the Vladivostok-based Maritime State University, said Tuesday.

The incident took place last Friday, but the university only disclosed the official reason for the snub on its web site this week.

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