Tag Archive for Courts

Spanish courts nullify 2 anti-Israel resolutions passed by local municipalities


With Spain having the highest number of anti-Israel municipal rulings in Europe, Spanish Courts have begun to take a hard line against the BDS movement, as panels of judges in Barcelona & Valencia begin overturning those decisions to boycott Israel.

By Amit Mizrahi


Judges in the Spanish cities of Valencia and Barcelona have overturned two anti-Israel decisions passed by Spanish municipalities under the auspices of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement (BDS).

The decisions were passed by the local councils of Xeraco, south of Valencia, and Olesa de Montserrat, near Barcelona in the Catalon region.

Under pressure, SodaStream relocated from the West Bank to Israel’s Negev, employing Israeli Bedouin, when 600 Palestinians lost their jobs as a result of the move.

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‘Anti-Semitic’ Arab Group Loses Funding From Canadian Court – Again


Canada’s Appeals Court upholds the Federal Court’s decision in 2014 backing the government decision to withdraw funding from Canadian Arab Federation over its ‘anti-Semitic’ activities, and its support for terrorism.

By Matt Wanderman


Canada’s Federal Court of Appeals= has supported the government’s decision to cut off funding for an Arab group accused of supporting terrorism and anti-Semitism.

Canada – Thinkstock

The Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) was given one million dollars each year for teaching English to new immigrants until 2009. Former Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney ended the payments at that time, claiming that the group’s leaders publicly supported Hamas and Hezbollah, and promoted anti-Semitism, the National Post reports.
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Susya: Palestinian squatters in land-grab from Israel financed by the Europeans

view videoWATCH: The Palestinian Authority is swallowing up a huge area of the southern Hevron Hills with financing from the European Union in violation of the Oslo Accords and with total disrespect of local & int’l laws.



Everybody knows that the settlements beyond the Green Line receive extensive subsidies and incentives. For example, a small community south of Hebron receives wind turbines to produce free electricity, it gets free mobile homes, free air conditioners, free toilets, free water tanks, a free library, free agricultural sheds, a free mobile clinic and free health care, and even basic food items, completely for free. Continue Reading »

First major US trial win against Palestinian terrorism will be precedent maker

A win in the ongoing New York trial represented by Shurat Hadin against the Palestinian Authority, would signal a plaintiff-friendly playing field for filing further terrorism cases in the US.



The stakes are high.

A win by the plaintiffs in the first terrorist trial against the Palestinian Authority could mean a multi-billion dollar judgment, a major diplomatic setback for the PA and possibly even reduce the PA’s enthusiasm for using the legal arena to pressure Israel.

An Israeli Border Policewoman is helped by rescuers after she was injured in a suicide bombing.

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Poland’s Constitutional Court overturns ban on kosher slaughter


Constitutional court’s decision in favor of an EJA-led petition against the ban, that would have been implemented in 2015, came just in time.

European Jewish Association director: ‘This is an important day for all European Jews.’


Poland’s constitutional court on Wednesday allowed the resumption of kosher slaughter in the country, ruling in favor of a petition to overturn a ban implemented last year.

Kosher slaughter will remain lawful in Poland. (Photo: EPA)

Kosher slaughter will remain lawful in Poland. – Photo: EPA

“Jewish communities all over Europe can sigh in relief,” said a statement by the European Jewish Association (EJA), which led the drive to reallow kosher slaughter in Poland. Continue Reading »

Britain Grants Livni Temporary ‘War Crimes’ Immunity

Special immunity from ‘ideological legal stunts’ ahead of Livni’s London visit has been guaranteed, whereas Abbas visits freely despite Hamas unity.

By Ari Yashar


Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua) has been given temporary diplomatic immunity by the British government ahead of her visit to London later in the week, in an attempt to shield her from “war crimes” prosecution.

Despite her push for peace talks, opposition to “settlers,” and opposition to a Basic Law enshrining Israel legally as the Jewish state, Livni has been threatened with British arrest warrants over her role as Foreign Minister during the counter-terror Operation Cast Lead. Continue Reading »

Former employee of the PM’s Residence claims ‘the Netanyahus exploited me’

Former domestic employee at PM Netanyahu’s residence says he was lied to & overworked while serving as superintendent of Prime Minister’s household staff.

By Ynet

The superintendent of the Prime Minister’s Residence claims he was exploited and his rights were trampled while he was working for the Netanyahus’ household staff, and is now suing for compensation.



In a draft of the complaint set to be filed with the Labor Court against the official residence, the man claims he was made to work long hours, and was mistreated and belittled despite his dedication to his job. Continue Reading »

Egypt Will Try 5 Suspected Mossad ‘Spies’ in Absentia

5 alleged Israeli officers from the spy agency & 3 Egyptians will stand trial in an Egyptian court, but all in absentia.

By AFP and Gil Ronen


Five alleged officers from Israel’s Mossad spy agency and three Egyptians will stand trial in absentia on Wednesday in an Egyptian court, on charges of spying for the Jewish state, judicial sources said.

Mossad - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Mossad – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Egyptian prosecutors have accused the eight of espionage and supplying Israel with information impacting Egypt’s national security, the sources said on Sunday.

The trial is expected to open with none of the defendants present, the sources said, because the alleged Mossad officers are “on the run” while it is not clear if the three Egyptians had been arrested. Continue Reading »

Judgment: Jewish girl’s hair set alight after saying ‘let’s burn the Jew’ was not racist

Canadian Judge’s verdict:  High school student who lit Jewish girl’s hair on fire saying WW II theme, ‘let’s burn the Jew’, did not commit hate crime.

By Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar


In Canada, a Winnipeg provincial court judge recently ruled that a 2011 altercation at a local high school, in which a student lit a 15-year-old Jewish student’s hair on fire with a lighter while saying “let’s burn the Jew,” was not a hate crime.

‘Let’s Burn the Jew’ Not Racist – Photo: Thinkstock

The judge claimed despite the facts of the case that the offender, who pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon, did not mean to burn the girl’s hair or target her because she was Jewish. Continue Reading »

Court Convicts Sheikh Raed Salah of ‘Blood Libel’, Inciting Violence

Sheikh Salah, who was on the deadly Mavi Marmara flotilla, used the defense that he accused Catholics, not Jews, of eating children’s blood in their bread.

By Maayana Miskin



The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has convicted Sheikh Raed Salah of incitement. Salah, who heads the northern branch of the extremist Islamic Movement, currently faces other charges of incitement, as well.

The conviction relates to a speech Salah made in Jerusalem on February 16, 2007. Speaking to a crowd in the Wadi Joz neighborhood, Salah said that children’s blood has never been used to prepare the food eaten at meals to break the Ramadan fast. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Former FM Avigdor Lieberman Receives Unanimous Acquittal

Unanimous verdict allows Lieberman, who was accused of fraud, to now return to the gov’t and serve as a minister.

State’s Attorney may appeal acquittal.

By Gil Ronen


A three-judge panel unanimously acquitted former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman of the charges against him Wednesday morning. The verdict means he can return to serve as foreign minister but the state is expected to appeal it.

“Seventeen years are over, it’s behind me,” Lieberman told reporters after the verdict. “I want to thank my family and friends who truly stood by me in all of those 17 years and gave me the support. Continue Reading »

NY Court of Appeals rules to apply Israeli law in case of Bank of China financing terror


Appeals court ruling in NY is seen as a victory for the families of terror victims who are suing the Bank of China.

Court acknowledges Israeli law as uniquely strict on indirect aid in financing terrorists.



The Shurat Hadin – Legal Action Center told The Jerusalem Post on late Thursday night that it had won a significant battle in its terror financing case (on behalf of 22 families) against the Bank of China by convincing the New York Appellate Division to apply Israeli law and keep the case in New York.

Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Beijing July 11, 2013.

Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Beijing July 11, 2013.

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Polish Jews petition kosher slaughter ban in Constitutional Court

Slaughter without stunning first, was made illegal in Poland as of January 1st. About 80 Polish firms, mainly selling kosher & halal products, will participate in an independent lawsuit against the state.




Representatives of Poland’s Jewish communities have petitioned the Polish constitutional court to reverse a ban on kosher and halal slaughter methods.

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Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

A statement released Friday by the Union of Jewish Religious Communities said the petition concerned “a collision of two laws,” a reference to two laws passed in 1997, one permitting ritual slaughter and the other prohibiting it.

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Dr. David: Here’s How Mohammed al-Dura Really Died

Dr. Yehuda David who won his own Supreme Court case in France, regrets not being part of the latest Al-Dura hoax slander suit, & gives Mohammed al-Dura’s real cause of death.

By Maayana Miskin


The Israeli doctor who won a libel suit victory in the Mohammed al-Dura case regrets that he was unable to help French media analyst Philippe Karsenty to do the same.

Dr. Yehuda David won his case in France’s Supreme Court in 2012 after being accused of libel for revealing that Jamal Al-Dura, Mohammed al-Dura’s father, had lied. Karsenty lost his own Supreme Court case this week, and was convicted of defamation for accusing French state television of deliberately staging the hoax. Continue Reading »

Two Saudi princes accused in UK of laundering for Hezbollah

Princes seeking to extricate themselves from London legal battle saying: “We deal with whoever we want to deal with, whether it’s Hezbollah, the Mafia or even the Jews,”



LONDON – Two Saudi princes on Tuesday sought to extricate themselves from a London legal battle with a Jordanian businessman who accuses them of laundering money for Hezbollah, an allegation their lawyer called “fanciful”.
Lebanon's Hezbollah supporters chant slogans and hold flags

Lebanon’s Hezbollah supporters chant slogans and hold flags – Photo: Reuters/Khalil Hassan

Prince Mishal bin Abdulaziz al Saud, a brother of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, and his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Mishal, had previously argued they had sovereign immunity from suit but the courts rejected that stance.

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