Tag Archive for Magistrate’s Court

Anti-Israel lawyer jailed for racist rant on Air India flight, found dead

The 50 yr-old rabid anti-Israel Irish lawyer/activist who was jailed for 6 months after a drunken, racist incident onboard an Air India flight to London has been found dead on an English beach.

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA,


A disgraced anti-Israel activist from Britain who was jailed for staging a rowdy and racist scene aboard an airplane was found dead in what police are treating as a suicide.

The lifeless body of Simone Burns, 50, also known as Simone O’Broin, was found last month on a beach, the Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Sussex Police confirmed her death “is not being treated as suspicious” and next of kin have been informed, the report said. Continue Reading »

Irish BDS activist awarded 6 months jail for racist tantrum on flight

Simone O’Broin, 50, a Northern Irish barrister and BDS activist, was sentenced to 6 months in prison for her racist, drunken assault and threatening an Air India crew with a boycott.

By Marcy Oster, JTA


A British activist promoting boycotts against Israel was sentenced to six months in jail for her drunken racist tirade on an Air India flight.

Simone O’Broin was filmed on the flight last November threatening to organize a boycott against Air India unless flight attendants served her more wine on the flight, that ended with her arrest.

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Israeli parliamentarians denied access to detained American BDS supporter

Three Knesset Members from Meretz were denied entry to the Ben Gurion Airport detention facility upon their  ‘surprise’ visit to see the 22 yr-old American woman who has been held for over five days now.



Meretz Members of Knesset Tamar Zandberg, Issawi Farig and Musi Raz were not allowed to visit Lara Alqasem, the Florida university student who has been detained by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) at Ben-Gurion Airport for alleged Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions activity since arriving in Israel on Tuesday.

Lara Al-qasem, once served as Florida University president of Students for Justice in Palestine, an anti-Israel group which supports the BDS movement against Israel’s existence.

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Yelling “Allahu akbar” on Temple Mount declared illegal if not during prayer


Shouting “Allahu akbar” (Arabic for “God is greater”) at non-Muslims on the Temple Mount now constitutes a ‘disturbance of the peace,’ ruled a Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge.

By Israel Today Staff


A Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court judge ruled that Shouting “Allahu akbar” – Arabic for “God is greater” at non-Muslims on the Temple Mount constitutes a disturbance of the peace.

Paid Palestinian activists yelling “Allahu akbar” at visiting Jewish Israelis on the Temple Mount

From experience it is known that shouting the chant other than in times of prayer is often used during riots and usually accompanies violence and terrorism.

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Cleared for Publication: Temple Mount Terror Cell Busted by Israel Police & Shin Bet

Cleared for release: Police arrested 2 Palestinian Arabs who brought explosive materials to Jerusalem, and the minor that assembled the 13 pipe-bombs for Temple Mount riots.

By Uzi Baruch


Three Arabs were arrested in a joint operation by the Israel Police and the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet), it was cleared for publication Friday, for preparing a weapons cache to use against security forces on the Temple Mount.

13 homemade ‘Pipe bombs’ – Photo courtesy: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit

The Jerusalem District Attorney filed an indictment against the three – two adults and one minor from the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber – in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court.
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Hamas Rocket Engineer Receives 21 Years By Israeli Court

Engineer Dirar Abu Sisi, who headed Hamas’ ‘terrorist military academy’ in Gaza, extended the range of Qassam rockets to kill even more innocent Jewish civilians in Israel.

By Ari Soffer


An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian engineer from Gaza to 21 years in jail Tuesday for helping the Islamist terrorist movement Hamas to improve the range of rockets used against the Jewish state.

Dirar Abu Sisi went missing in Ukraine in February 2011, and Israel said a month later that he was in its custody and would be put on trial. He was apparently arrested in an operation by Israeli secret service agents.
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In 2nd Case: Arab Sentenced to Prison For Calls to Kill Jews on Facebook

In this second precedent-setting case in Israel, the trend of Israeli Arabs being held accountable for calls to violence & supporting terror online should cause many to reconsider future behavior.

By Orly Harari


The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court sentenced Israeli Arab Sami Dais to 8 months in prison on Tuesday, for inciting and supporting terror on Facebook.

Facebook (illustrative) – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Dais, a resident of the neighborhood of A-Tur in Jerusalem, is accused of having published, among other things, a picture of a man dressed as an Orthodox Jew with guns aimed at his head and a knife and a gun over and above him with the caption: “Blood = blood! 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 »

8 Palestinians from E. Jerusalem indicted for inciting anti-Jewish violence on Facebook

8 Arab men, aged 18-45, some affiliated with Fatah or Hamas, were charged with “incitement to violence or terror & supporting a terrorist group” on Facebook, a Justice Ministry statement read.

By i24news


Eight Palestinians from East Jerusalem were indicted Monday for inciting anti-Jewish violence and supporting “terror” in postings on Facebook, a Justice Ministry spokeswoman said.

Social media campaign calling Palestinians to attack Jews – Facebook

The eight men, aged 18-45 and several with them affiliated with Fatah and Hamas, were charged at Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court with “incitement to violence or terror and supporting a terrorist group” on Facebook, a ministry statement read. Continue Reading »

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 »

Israel Court Rules: Arab Stone Thrower to Pay Jewish Victim $750,000

Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court orders Arab rock-throwing attacker to pay his ultra-Orthodox Israeli victim NIS 2.5 million compensation ‘as an example’ for brutal assault.

By Moshe Cohen


A Jerusalem court on Thursday ordered a Jerusalem Arab to pay a haredi Israeli NIS 2.5 million (over $750,000) as compensation for an attack he carried out against a Jewish worshipper.

The incident took place in 2008, when the victim was on his way to pray at the Tomb of Shimon the Righteous (Kever Shimon HaTzaddik), a Talmudic sage. The Tomb is located in a predominantly Arab area of Jerusalem, although there is a Jewish community there. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Court to hear petition to block private control of Western Wall section


The prosecution contends that transferring control of the Holy site to a subcontractor will limit the gov’t’s freedom to act in the area.


The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court is to hold a hearing on Tuesday on the attorney general’s request to cancel an agreement for the settler organization Elad-the City of David Foundation to manage the entire southern section of the Western Wall.

Israel Police Special Patrol Unit vehicles stationed near the Western Wall compound.

Israel Police Special Patrol Unit vehicles stationed near the Western Wall compound. February 25, 2014. – Photo: Olivier Fitoussi

The agreement between the Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem (JQDC), which owns the area, and the right-wing, religious group was meant to go into effect on Tuesday.

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Court Convicts Arab Knesset Member from Hadash of Assault


Arab MK Mohammed Barakeh was found guilty in Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court of beating someone at left-wing protest 8 years ago, with 3 other charges dropped.

By Golad Morag


Hadash MK Mohammed Barakeh was found guilty Sunday of attacking a person at a left-wing protest in Tel Aviv eight years ago. According to the charges, Barakeh approached a person who was documenting the protest, elbowed him in the ribs and punched him.

Mohammed Barakeh MK, February 28, 2006 - Photo: Haaretz Archive

Mohammed Barakeh MK, February 28, 2006 – Photo: Haaretz Archive

Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court overturned other charges, including an attack on an IDF soldier in the central West Bank village of Bil’in; two other charges have also been dropped over the years. Continue Reading »

Court criticizes Knesset for neglecting to regulate ritual circumcision

An Ashkelon judge lambastes Israel’s parliament for continually failing to manage this problem in its ruling acquitting 2 men of performing a circumcision without licenses.


An Israeli court slammed the Knesset on Thursday for failing to enact legislation regulating circumcision, saying it should have done so long ago.

 A mohel is surround by other rabbis and relatives as he holds a boy at his circumcision. Photo by AP

A mohel is surround by other rabbis and relatives as he holds a boy at his circumcision. – Photo: AP

Ashkelon Magistrate’s Court Judge Haim Nachmias issued the rare criticism in his verdict acquitting two mohels, or “ritual circumcisers,” on charges of negligence.

“The legislators would be wise to regulate the profession of performing circumcisions, and the supervision of those performing this religious commandment, through legislation,” he wrote.

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