Two members of the team that rescued Isaac Hersh tell slightly different stories about what happened.
Tzvi Gluck said that "someone" "happened" to tell them that Isaac would be interviewed by the US Embassy. No mention of the reason for this interview or what prompted it.
Yet, Rabbi Arye Wolbe…
…has a different version of that event, as the Jewish Week reports:
…The psychologist, David Pelcovitz, a professor at Yeshiva University, examined Hersh for 90 minutes yesterday in Jamaica and concluded that he had been physically and mentally abused, according to Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe of Houston, TX, with whose family the teen had stayed for nine months before his parents spirited him away to the boarding school in June.
Rabbi Wolpe said he and Pelcovitz and two other men flew to Jamaica in a private plane during the early morning hours Thursday. They had to rush, the rabbi said, because they had learned that American officials were going to interview Hersh at the American Embassy in Kingston at 9 a.m. Thursday in response to a federal lawsuit against the U.S. State Department alleging the boy was being abused at the school.…
Who told them? I would think either attorney Joshua Ambush or someone in the US government.
But the point is, it was not some random person who "happened" to mention this out of the blue. Is this significant? I think it will turn out be in the long run, just as other inconsistencies in the story will be.