White House Responds To We The People Petition for Yanky Ostreicher


ostreicher1The following is a response to the We the People petition for Yanky Ostreicher by Janice L Jacobs, Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs at the Department of State:

“We appreciate your concern for the welfare of a fellow citizen, Jacob Ostreicher, who is currently imprisoned in Bolivia. Although we cannot discuss the details of Mr. Ostreicher’s case, please be assured that we are closely watching it. The Department of State has strongly urged the Bolivian government to make all efforts to ensure a fair, transparent, and timely trial for Mr. Ostreicher, and to ensure that his health and welfare are safeguarded. State Department consular officials in Bolivia are also in contact with Mr. Ostreicher and are providing all available consular services to him.

“In international matters, the Department of State regularly acts on behalf of the President. As part of its mission, the Department of State encourages fair and transparent proceedings in all foreign legal systems consistent with the principles of constitutional democracy.

“If you would like to know more about what the U.S. Department of State does for U.S. citizens overseas, please visit our website at www.Travel.State.Gov. Thank you for your interest and activism in this matter; your actions are noted and appreciated.”

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. This is a Thanks to all of the tens of thousands of people that signed the petition and many Shuls in ALL jewish neighborhoods, without all of you we would never get there, ASHREICEH YISRUEL!!! and let us pray and ask hashem for the quick and healty release of Reb yankev, Umein

  2. ” we are closely watching it “. Thanks a lot. That really helps him. That’s another way of saying ” we are doing nothing”.