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A Hedge Fund Manager Adds a New Chapter in the Storied History of Jewish Pirates.

Jewish history is surprisingly well-stocked when it comes to the topic of pirates. Following the Spanish Inquisition, some Jewish buccaneers exacted revenge upon Spanish fleets in the high Caribbean seas and made some pennies for themselves along the way. Even ancient Jews, upon conquering ports like Jaffa, Gaza, and Ashdod in the Hasmonean era, set sail with great vigor–after all, one cannot spell ahoy without the oy.

But this week, billionaire magnate and major Romney-backer Paul Singer, a new kind of Jewish pirate, took Argentina by surprise when he seized (yes, seized) the A.R.A. Libertad, an Argentine naval ship, with a court order in Ghana.

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Author:Chandler, Adam
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:3ARGE
Date:Oct 10, 2012
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