French Supreme Court of Appeals upheld previous rulings that Muslim, Kobili Traore, cannot stand trial for murdering Jewish, Dr. Sarah Halimi, because he was too high on marijuana to be criminally responsible.
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
(JTA) — Relatives of a Paris woman who was killed by her neighbor while he spewed anti-Semitic slurs and was high on marijuana have lost their final appeal to have the killer tried.
In its decision Wednesday, the Court of Cassation’s Supreme Court of Appeals upheld rulings by lower tribunals that Kobili Traore cannot stand trial in the 2017 killing of Sarah Halimi because he was too high on marijuana to be criminally responsible for his actions. Continue Reading »
Top French court upholds punitive ruling in previous criminal case that BDS is illegal discrimination and protesters bound by earlier hate-crime conviction.
(JTA) A French appeals court upheld the hate-crime convictions of activists who called for a boycott of Israel at a demonstration.
BDS activists protesting (file) – Wikimedia Commons
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The ruling delivered last week by the French Cassation Court concerned seven activists whom a criminal appeals court in Caen in southern France slapped with a $1,000 fine each and a conviction for calling for discriminatory acts during the 2010 demonstration outside a supermarket that sold Israeli goods.
#BDSfail: France’s highest appeals court upholds conviction of a dozen anti-Israel activists who had been found guilty of “inciting hate or discrimination” by promoting the boycott of Israel and of Israeli products.
• Meanwhile in the UK, 340 British academics advocate the academic boycott of Israel.
France’s highest appeals court affirmed last week that boycott, divestment, and sanctions calls against Israel are a form of illegal hate speech.
A pro-Palestinian supporter during a BDS rally in Paris [Archive] – Photo: Reuters
The Paris-based Court of Cassation’s ruling came in a case in which it denied an appeal filed by a dozen anti-Israel activists who had been convicted of “inciting hate or discrimination” by promoting the boycott of Israel and of Israeli products. Continue Reading »
A lawyer for Suha Arafat, who has argued that his death in 2004 was from polonium poisoning, Twitted that Suha plans to challenge the 3 judges’ decision in an appeals court.
French investigating magistrates have decided to drop an inquiry into the death in France of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleged he was poisoned, the prosecutors office said on Wednesday.
A lawyer for his widow Suha Arafat, who has argued that his death in 2004 was a political assassination, told Reuters that they would challenge the decision in an appeals court.
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Suha and Yasser Arafat.
About 20 anti-Israel BDS activists have been convicted under the Lellouche law, which has France spearheading the efforts to neutralize the movement through legal means.
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When Farida Trichine and 11 of her friends burst into a French supermarket in 2009 and began applying stickers with anti-Israel slogans to vegetables imported from the Jewish state, she expected to be escorted from the store by police.
Farida Trichine (third from right) and fellow BDS activists in Mulhouse, France, September 11, 2010. – Photo by Collectif Palestine 68, via JTA
What she didn’t expect was to be convicted of inciting racial hatred and slapped with a $650 fine.
SodaStream victorious in it’s case, is believed to be the 1st Israeli firm to introduce formal court charges against the Palestinian lobby.
By: Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
A SodaStream ad in France, where a BDS-linked group has been found guilty of maligning the company.
A SodaStream ad in France
A French court has ordered a Pro Palestinian Authority group affiliated with the Boycott Israel movement to compensate the company and to stop all activities alleging that SodaStream products are illegally made and sold.
The company, whose Mishor Adumim factory in Israel’s Judean Desert is only one of 20 around the world, sued the Association France Palestine Solidarite (AFPS) in a Paris civil court for activities that the company said included “falsely claiming that the products are ‘illegally sold’ as a result of being manufactured in ‘occupied territories’ while bearing the ‘Made in Israel’ label.” Continue Reading »
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.
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 »