LONDON (Sep. 7)
Sholem Starkes, uncle of an Israeli boy who was spirited away from his parents more than year ago by his Orthodox grandfather, was remanded today in custody for another week on an Israeli extradition warrant. The warrant accuses the 22-year-old religious school teacher of child stealing and perjury.
Mrs. Esther Iwi, Starkes’ attorney, told the police court at the hearing that her client had been granted bail on Tuesday and that she again wanted bail for the teacher, R.L. Wolf, representing the Israel Government, objected to the bail plan, and said the whereabouts of missing Yossel Schumacher was a matter of “grave concern.” Detective inspector Margaret Heald also opposed bail and said the police had “very good information” that the missing child was in England.