While Israelis flock to vote on election day, Tuesday, a Dutch court will hold War Crimes hearing against PM Netanyahu’s greatest contender, Benny Gantz, since some countries, particularly in Europe, allow prosecution of foreign officials for war crimes if their local courts refuse to prosecute.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The District Court of the Hague will hold a hearing on Tuesday about whether a war crimes case against Benny Gantz is admissible relating to his command decisions during the 2014 Gaza War.
Israeli soldiers and commanders may also be on the hot seat at The Hague before the International Criminal Court, but Tuesday’s hearing, which also happens to be Election Day, is a local Dutch court proceeding that is unrelated to that. Continue Reading »
#BDSfail: Jerusalem District Court on Monday maintained the legal privilege of attorney-client confidentiality to outside parties when pro-Palestinian activists claim protecting identities of foreign attorneys representing Israel’s interests overseas “poses a slippery slope of anti-democratic activity.”
By Ariel Kahana
The Jerusalem District Court on Monday denied a petition by pro-Palestinian activists’ demanding to reveal the names of the attorneys who work with Israeli ministries to counter the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement activities worldwide.
Since 2015, Israel – through the Strategic Affairs Ministry – has been waging a low-profile campaign in Europe against organizations promoting the boycott of the Jewish state. Continue Reading »
The Israeli man’s appeal argues that the Frankfurt district court’s controversial ruling facilitated “anti-Semitic discrimination to be imported into [Germany] and helped whitewash and sanitize it…We cannot allow our laws to be subverted by the state-sponsored racism.”
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
An Israeli man appealed on Monday against a German court’s ruling upholding Kuwait Airways’ right to ban him from boarding a flight due to his citizenship, a legal decision that triggered sharp criticism from German officials and Jewish groups.
The appeal argues that the ruling accepted a racist Kuwaiti law and allowed the airline to override German laws requiring that airlines transport any passenger with valid travel documents, according to the Lawfare Project, which filed the appeal. Continue Reading »
“The decision is unprecedented,” said Rabbi Yehoram Ulman, “It basically implies that no Jewish organization should be allowed to exist in residential areas. It stands to stifle Jewish existence and activity in Sydney… and by extension, rewarding terrorism.”
By TAMARA ZIEVE
A court’s decision to refuse an application to build a new synagogue in Sydney, Australia, due to security concerns, came as a “surprise and shock,” the Chabad rabbi of the Bondi Beach community said in a statement Wednesday.
Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia – Photo: Athena Lao/Wikimedia
The Land and Environment Court ruled on Wednesday against an appeal by Chabad group, Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe, against Waverley Council’s refusal of plans to demolish tennis courts to construct a new synagogue due to security concerns. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Arab who once served a 9-year sentence in Israel for terrorist acts, was found guilty in Austria of belonging to Hamas, a terrorist group, and his unlawful use of social media by urging fellow Palestinians to kill Jews in Jerusalem.
By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
A Palestinian man in Austria has been sentenced to life imprisonment after an Austrian jury convicted him on terrorism-related charges for inciting fellow radicals to kill Jews in Jerusalem.
Palestinian incitement in ‘car intifada’ against Israelis – [illustrative]
The 27-year-old man, unnamed due to Austrian privacy laws, was also found guilty on Monday of belonging to a terrorist organization due to his affiliation with Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since seizing it in 2007. Continue Reading »
The Jewish state accuses the Palestine Football Association of exploiting FIFA to establish de facto permanent borders, without entering any direct peace-seeking negotiations with Israel.
The Palestine Football Association (PFA) appealed to the world’s top sports court on Tuesday, seeking to force FIFA to rule on the future of Israeli clubs playing in the West Bank.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino – Photo: Doha Stadium Plus Qatar/Wikimedia
The PFA argues that the presence of six Israeli clubs on its territory is in breach of FIFA statutes, which forbids another member association playing on another territory without permission.
The Palestinians had called for a resolution stating that as a full FIFA member the PFA has the right to block Israeli teams from playing on its land. Continue Reading »
After Lebanon banned Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot, a Tunisian court decides to stop screening the ‘block-buster’ movie, also because of the Israeli born actress’s IDF background.
By Roi Kais
A court in Tunisia decided Wednesday to temporarily ban the screening of the film Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot, after the film was banned from screening in Lebanon because of the Israeli actress.
Gal Gadot appearing at IDF induction center ‘Bakum’ – Photo: Shaul Golan/Yedioth Ahronoth
The Tunisian court’s decision was made after the Tunisian People’s Party filed a petition against the screening of the film, due to Gal Gadot’s service in the IDF, claiming that she was “a partner to the latest Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip.” Continue Reading »
The U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the American families of victims at Joseph’s Tomb attack, won’t be allowed to sue Palestinian Authority for compensation.
By Arutz Sheva (North America Staff)
A federal appeals court in the United States ruled on Friday that the families of Jewish worshippers who were killed or wounded during a 2011 attack in Joseph’s Tomb will not be allowed to sue the Palestinian Authority (PA) for damages in U.S. courts.
The decision upheld a lower court ruling to dismiss the case, according to The Associated Press.
IDF soldiers protecting Joseph’s Tomb – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The attack, which was carried out by a PA security guard, killed Israeli citizen Ben-Yosef Livnat, nephew of former Likud Minister Limor Livnat. Continue Reading »
US federal appeals court to look into Palestinian Authority appeal against last year’s ruling that ‘it funded, supported, planned and carried out’ multiple terrorist attacks in Israel during 2nd Intifada.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
A federal appeals court in New York will look into the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) appeal against last year’s ruling that it must pay compensation to 10 families of terror victims with US citizenship.
Judge’s Gavel – iStock
The earlier ruling, which took 11 years to achieve, ordered the PA to pay $665 million to the victims of terror attacks during the Second Intifada. This was the first time that a jury ruled in favor of terror victims. Continue Reading »
A group of IDF soldiers & officer, Reservists at the Front, has been working conscientious to collect facts to confirm for a court, that Breaking the Silence “twists, manipulates & sometimes lies” which libels them.
• Since the litigants are still active IDF reservists, the group needs approval from the attorney general to proceed.
By Yori Yalon
Several hundred IDF combat reservists and officers who organized a committee titled Reservists at the Front are currently working to file a slander lawsuit against the nongovernmental organization Breaking the Silence, which publishes testimonies, often anonymous, about alleged IDF misdeeds. The reservists claim that Breaking the Silence intentionally and consistently disseminates outright lies. Continue Reading »
A Swiss court has ordered an Israeli oil firm to pay Iran $1.1 billion in compensation over a joint venture from before the 1979 Islamic revolution, state news agency IRNA said Wednesday.
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Oil rig (illustration) – Thinkstock
A judicial official quoted by IRNA said Tao, an Israeli firm registered in Panama, was ordered this month to pay the compensation to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), in a legal tussle dating back to 1989.
NIOC and an Israeli company had signed an agreement in 1968 to transport Iranian oil to the Jewish state across the Red Sea, AFP notes.
Court rules entry of vehicles for disabled people can be allowed, that nakedness be allowed in areas not accessible to minors, glass bottles not be allowed, and that CCTV cameras do not have to be in private areas.
After several days in which police refused to give a permit to hold Midburn, Israel’s version of the “Burning Man” festival, a Beersheba Court ruled that police must approve a permit, and required that organizers adhere to some of the police demands.
The Temple of Grace burns on the last day of the Burning Man 2014 “Caravansary” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Continue Reading »
Former Nazi guard, 93 yr-old Oskar Groening, who was tasked with collecting the belongings of victims who arrived by train, is indicted and to face trial in Germany for his part in Nazi crimes during the Holocaust.
By The Associated Press
Hedy Bohm had just turned 16 when the Nazis packed her and her parents onto a cattle car in May 1944 and sent them from Hungary to the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland.
Survivor at remembrance ceremony – Photo: MCT
After three days and nights in darkness, crammed into the standing-room-only car with babies wailing, the doors were flung open. Continue Reading »