Many accused Jewish pedophiles in US flee to Israel

Jewish Community Watch, which started tracking accused pedophiles in 2014, says it has identified more than 60 accused pedophiles who have fled from the U.S. to Israel in that time and that the actual number is likely much larger, CBS reported. The organization told CBS that most of its cases originate from Modern Orthodox to haredi Orthodox communities in the U.S., but that it happens across the wider Jewish community as well.

“The same thing that is going on in the Catholic Church right now around the world, the exact same thing is happening in our community,” Jewish Community Watch founder Meyer Seewald told CBS News. “The cover-ups are the same, the stigma, the shame.”

Jewish men and women have been able to escape to Israel using the Law of Return, which grants any person with a Jewish grandparent the right to obtain Israeli citizenship automatically…

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