An mp3 of my interview on the Talkline Network's Mamash Radio show is posted after the jump in the extended post. The interview aired Saturday night-Sunday morning after Zev Brenner's show and Shmuel Butman's Moshiach on the Air.
I want to correct a misstatement I made.
Even though there was no help from the Rebbe, and Chabad in Minnesota refused to get officially involved, it is incorrect to say that no help came from Chabad of Minnesota.
Although Rabbi Moshe Feller refused to personally call his close friend Senator Boschwitz and ask him to help, he did give me the name and number of Senator Boschwitz's foreign policy aide so I could call. But he adamantly refused to speak to Senator Boschwitz about this issue.
Ironically, Senator Boschwitz was a friend of a the Halperin family. Bill Halperin was involved in early rescues from Ethiopia with Baruch Tegegne. Bill died (or was assassinated) during one of those rescue attempts. Senator Boschwitz was very interested in helping and played a key roles during Operations Moses, Joshua and Solomon.
The sources I mention in the interview and more details are posted here.
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