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Four Argentines charged in attack on Israelis in Patagonia hostel

The Israeli tourists were terrorized and injured in  protracted anti-Semitic attack at their hostel in Argentina.



A federal judge in Argentina charged four people under an anti-discrimination law for a January attack on Israeli tourists.

Travelers walk along a trail in Argentina’s Patagonia region. – Photo: REUTERS

Guido Otranto accused four people on March 17 in connection with the attack that he said was motivated by “hatred against a religion and against one nationality.” Otranto fined each of the four approximately $5,700 and required they report to the court monthly until their trial. The judge also imposed restraining orders to protect the hostel where the Israelis were staying when they were attacked. Continue Reading »

Argentinian biographer sues Yad Vashem Holocaust museum over Oskar Schindler’s papers

Israel’s national Holocaust museum is being sued by an Argentinian woman over the ownership of a suitcase containing copies of the lists of Jews Oskar Schindler saved from certain death.

By i24news


Forty years after his death, a legal battle is playing out in Jerusalem over documents belonging to Oskar Schindler including personal copies of the lists of Jews he saved from the Holocaust.

Gali Tibbon (AFP)

A woman looks at copies of facsimiles of Oskar Schindler’s lists displayed at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, on March 4, 2015 – Photo: Gali Tibbon (AFP)

The case, which is expected to go to court next month, sheds unusual light on Schindler’s personal life after he saved some 1,200 Jews from the Nazis during World War II, and the battles over his estate. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem court rules Jewish prayer on Temple Mount permissible

Yehudah Glick wins NIS 650K law suit against the Israel Police for banning him for 2 years from visiting the Temple Mount for previously uttering a Jewish prayer at the site.


Activists hailed what they labeled as an historic victory on Monday, after the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court issued a ruling ostensibly backing claims that Jews be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount.

Mount of Olives

Dome of the Rock compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City is seen from the Mount of Olives January 9. – Photo: EUROPEAN JEWISH ASSOCIATION

Activist Yehudah Glick had brought a law suit against the Israel Police for banning him for two years from visiting the site because of video evidence of him praying there. Continue Reading »

Israeli Court Shows Illegal Palestinian Worker Mercy for Having Saved Jews

Israeli Judge rules Arab worker who illegally entered Israel to be released and not punished further, for being ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ as he selflessly protected innocent Jews from harm.

By Israel Today Staff


“The defendant is a kind of ‘Righteous Among the Nations,’” ruled Judge Shamai Becker, referencing the designation given to non-Jews who helped save Jewish lives during World War II.

Palestinian workers at a checkpoint leading into Israel-proper. The poor, corruption-riddled Palestinian economy leads many to seek jobs in the Jewish state. – Israel Today

Becker sentenced the defendant to 18 days in prison, which he had already served while in custody. Continue Reading »

German Judge Rules: ‘Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism’

German judge ruled against participants at pro-Gaza rally noting that saying ‘Zionist’ is the language of anti-Semites, as a code for ‘Jew.’

By Israel Today Staff


A German judge last week equated condemnation of Zionism with anti-Semitism, undercutting the arguments of many who claim that hostile criticism of Israel is not the same as hating the Jews.

PHOTO: Pro-Gaza rally in Essen, Germany last summer – Israel Today

In judging the case of 24-year-old Taylan Can, a German citizen of Turkish decent known for is anti-Israel activism, Judge Gauri Sastry refused to allow the defendant to hide behind the notion of legitimate criticism of the Jewish state. Continue Reading »

PLO Faces $1Billion Civil Trial in US Over Multiple Terror Attacks in Israel


New York court to decide whether PLO & Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority should pay $1 billion in compensation over 7 ‘Palestinian’ terrorist attacks that killed 33 people & wounded hundreds during 2001-2004.
• Expectedly, the PLO & PA deny the allegations.

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


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Jewish Damascus Bibles could spark ownership challenge

Decades after the Mossad smuggled the ancient Hebrew Bibles out of Syria, Israel’s national library asks court to grant it custodianship to enshrine them as “owned by the Jewish people.”

By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


Two decades after Israeli spies helped Syrian Jews whisk ancient Hebrew Bibles from Damascus to Jerusalem, Israel’s national library asked an Israeli court on Monday to grant it custodianship over the manuscripts — a move that could spark an ownership battle over some of the Syrian Jewish community’s most important treasures.

A library official shows a Jewish manuscript smuggled into Israel from Damascus in a Mossad operation in the early 1990s, in Jerusalem – Photo: AP

Known as the Crowns of Damascus, the nine leather-bound parchment books — some featuring microscopic calligraphy and gold-leaf illuminations — were written mostly in Spain and Italy between 700 and 1,000 years ago. Continue Reading »

Iranian couple sentenced by Kenyan court for possessing forged Israeli passports

Kenyan court sentenced a man & woman to either 2 years in jail or payment of $45,000 total, after pleading guilty to using fake Israeli passports to enter Kenya.




A Kenyan court on Wednesday ordered two Iranians held under anti-terrorism laws to serve two years in jail or pay a hefty fine after they pleaded guilty to using fake Israeli passports to enter the East African country last month.

The man's fake passport
The man’s fake passport

Kenyan anti-terrorism police arrested the two on suspicion of plotting an attack in Kenya as they prepared to board a flight at Nairobi airport on Sept. Continue Reading »

Lawsuit charging Israeli leaders of genocide to be filed in Argentina court

Argentine lawyer charges Israeli gov’t & military leaders in heinous crimes.



BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine lawyer said he will file a lawsuit in federal court in Buenos Aires accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and genocide.

Smoke, dust and debris rise over Gaza City after an Israeli strike on August 8, 2014

Smoke, dust and debris rise over Gaza City after an Israeli strike on August 8, 2014, during the 50-day Israel-Gaza war. – Photo: AP

Carlos Slepoy told Pagina/12, a Buenos Aires newspaper, in an interview published Tuesday that the suit will be filed in the coming days in response to Israel’s 50-day operation in Gaza this summer. The suit is in conjunction with the American Association of Jurists.

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Sweden to Investigate Israel Over the Marmara

According to the Swedish legal authorities, claims of “aggravated assault, aggravated theft and violation of int’l law” will be investigated since Swedes were on board the 2010 and 2012 flotillas.

By Ari Yashar


Sweden launched an investigation against Israel on Thursday, over the IDF’s defense of its legal maritime blockade on the terrorist group Hamas’s enclave of Gaza in 2010 and 2012.

Mavi Marmara

Mavi Marmara – Photo: AFP

The 2010 incident was the Mavi Marmara flotilla’s attempted breach of the maritime blockade; in 2012 the Estelle, a ship bearing a Finnish flag, was stopped trying to breach the blockade as well.

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City of Chicago suing Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical over Opium


Bloomberg reported Teva being sued along with group of pharmaceutical manufacturers for allowing Chicago’s residents to become hooked on painkillers to boost their profits.

By Ynetnews


Israel’s Teva is being sued by the city of Chicago together with other major pharmaceutical manufacturers for excessively promoting painkillers, effectively getting people hooked and costing the city untold amounts of money, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

Israeli pharma giant,Teva Pharmaceuticals – Photo: Facebook

The third largest city in the US is demanding retribution from Teva and other companies like Johnson & Johnson for the costs of dealing with almost half a million claims for opioid prescriptions. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Authority: BDS Activists Are Troublemakers, Criminals

In the 1st case of its kind, 4 prominent BDS activists this week went on trial before a Palestinian Authority court for “provoking riots & breach of public tranquility.”

A PA official in Ramallah explained that BDS and its followers make the Palestinians appear as if they are all radicals who are only interested in boycotting & delegitimizing Israel.

by Khaled Abu Toameh


At university campuses in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe, they are hailed as heroes campaigning for Palestinian rights. But in Ramallah, ironically, activists belonging to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions [BDS] movement are seen by the Palestinian Authority [PA] as trouble-makers and law-breakers. Continue Reading »

Iranian judge demands ‘Zionist CEO’ Zuckerberg’s appearance for breach of privacy


Iranian court opens case against Instagram & instant messaging services WhatsApp following the gov’t blocking of Twitter & YouTube.



DUBAI  – A conservative Iranian court opened a case against instant messaging services WhatsApp and Instagram while also summoning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over complaints of privacy violation, state news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg – Photo: REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

The case underscores the growing struggle between moderate Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s drive to increase Internet freedoms and demands by the conservative judiciary for tighter controls.

The Iranian court in the southern province of Fars opened the cases against the social networks after citizens complained of breaches of privacy.

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Jerusalem Judge Vetoes Israel Police, Allows Anti-Pope Protests

Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court Judge overrules Police remand of youths who put up posters calling on ‘impure’ Pope to leave Israel.

By Orly Harari, Gil Ronen


Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court Judge Shmuel Herbst rejected early Friday afternoon a request by police to place two youths under house arrest for seven days, distance them from Jerusalem and slap them with a security deposit after they were caught putting up posters hostile to Pope Francis.

Judge Herbst

Judge Herbst – Courts Website

The posters said, among other things, that Christianity is an “accursed” religion that is complicit in the murder of millions of Jews, and that its leaders dream of “annihilating the Jewish state.” Continue Reading »

2 Israelis & British national arrested in Jordan


The father of one of the arrested Israelis says a Palestinian police officer, originally from Jenin, was taking revenge for administrative arrests in Israel by falsely accusing the 3 of posing as a ‘security’ threat.

By Ynet reporters


Two Israelis and a British national were arrested in Jordan on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday. According to some reports, the three were released on house arrest at a hotel in Amman, while other reports say they are still in custody.

Israeli tourist in Jordan – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The three arrived to the Hashemite Kingdom on Monday to travel the country, relatives of one of them, a man in his 40s from the Sharon plain, told Ynet. Continue Reading »