On Monday, the Interior Ministry said it had never received an aliya request for either Jack or his second wife, Suzan. The couple say they were in contact with the Nefesh B’Nefesh aliya organization before arriving on January 7. On Sunday evening, the couple said they were notified by Nefesh B’Nefesh that their aliya application had been rejected.Apparently, the JPost needed to follow-up on all the unanswered questions about this unfortunate couple and reported today that a Dutch financial analyst has paid the 9000 NIS debt so the Baumanns could leave Israel.
Responding to allegations that he was a con artist and had purchased heroin in the past, which appear on the anonymously authored “Exclusive Vending” Web page, Jack Baumann said, “When I started reading that it upset me so much. I just couldn’t believe what people were saying. I want people to know I’ve never touched heroin, and I am no con artist. That Web site really hurt.”In addition to the Exclusive Vending Web page, there are dozens of other websites with allegations against the Jack Baumann, including the Ripoff Report Consumer Advocacy website. All of this in addition to the 9000 NIS debt here in Israel.
Baumann said his past “was far from being clean” and that he had made “many mistakes.” At the same time, he said, the Web site’s allegations had no relation to reality.
“I have made many mistakes,” Baumann said. “In 1999, I got into a fight with a group of people who were very rude to my first wife. I was convicted of assault, and received a probation sentence.”
I hope the Baumanns repay their Dutch benefactor quickly and that their Zionist fervor enables them to rebuild their lives, legally regain their fortunes, get accepted for Aliya by NbN and move to Israel without incurring any more debt (here or anywhere else).
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