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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Who says Jews and Arabs can't work together?

From YNet:
A rabbi from northwest Britain has been accused of financing a drug-dealing business and offering cocaine to girls in exchange for sex, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported Wednesday.

Rabbi Baruch Chalomish, of Upper Park Road, Salford, is said to have rented an apartment where he could "relax and have a party". Police raided the flat and discovered a total of 101 grams (3.6 ounces) of cocaine and more than £17,000 (about $28,567).

Chalomish, 54, admitted two counts of possessing cocaine but denied two of possession with intent to supply.

His business partner Nasir Abbas, 54, has failed to turn up for the trial and is being sought by police, the Manchester Crown Court was told by prosecutor Michael Goldwater. He faces one charge of possessing cocaine and one of possession with intent to supply.

According to the BBC, Goldwater said police found both defendants at the one-bedroom apartment during a raid on January 5. Forms showed that it was rented from the firm Premier Apartments in the name of Abbas.

"Our case is that Abbas and Chalomish were dealing in controlled drugs," he said. "They were running, we say, a commercial cocaine supply operation from an apartment-hotel in Shudehill, Manchester. Rabbi Chalomish also had a substantial store of drugs, cocaine, and cash at his home address."

Peace and harmony as a Jew and an Arab work towards a common goal!