Tag Archive for US Court

PLO terrorist convicted of bombing Israeli bus loses US citizenship

A Palestinian Islamic jihadist who was imprisoned in Israel for a bombing on a civilian bus has been sentenced by the US District Court in Los Angeles to jail, and then to be deported to Jordan, for feloniously acquiring U.S. citizenship.

By Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


A Southern California man who was imprisoned in Israel for trying to bomb a bus has been sentenced in the U.S. for lying to immigration authorities when he became a citizen.

Fifty-one-year-old Vallmoe Shqaire of Downey was sentenced to nine months in federal prison Friday for unlawfully procuring U.S. citizenship in 2008. Continue Reading »

Kosher Cookie Company Goes to Court Over Sabotage

Oreo, a copycat of Hydrox, the first sandwich cookie sold in 1908 and also a kosher sandwich cookie, is accusing Oreo of sabotage by seeking a governmental decision.



They’re two delicious chocolate circles and a creme filling. They’re regular, double-stuff, vanilla, birthday cake and pumpkin spice (really). There is debate on how they should be eaten, but everyone knows they’re best when dunked in milk.

What you might not know is that Oreos are just a copycat of Hydrox, a sandwich cookie first sold in 1908, four years before the first Oreos appeared on shelves. Even though (or maybe because?) Continue Reading »

Los Angeles Judge: IDF’s ‘Operation Protective Edge’ against Hamas was ‘War’


Legal battle over insurance for USA TV’s Network’s FBI thriller set in Jerusalem was dismissed before trial, as California Judge rules the 2014 Israel–Gaza armed conflict was a “war,” although categorized in Israel as a defensive military operation.



The fighting between Israel and Gaza in the summer of 2014 was officially a war – at least, according to a Los Angeles judge.

The ruling came in relation to USA Network’s TV show Dig – an FBI thriller set in Jerusalem – which has been the center of an ongoing legal battle for at least a year. Continue Reading »

US Supreme Court to Hear Case of Jordanian Bank Financing Palestinian Terrorism


US Supreme Court agreed to consider reviving the Arab Bank of Jordan case, of knowingly financing Palestinians to commit acts of terrorism, including suicide bombings and other attacks, that  resulted in the death of scores of Americans.



WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider reviving litigation seeking to hold Arab Bank Plc financially liable for militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories that accused the Jordan-based bank of being the “paymaster” to militant groups.

Aftermath of Jerusalem bus bombing – Photo: Wikipedia

The justices agreed to hear an appeal by roughly 6,000 plaintiffs, who included relatives of non-US citizens killed in such attacks and survivors of the incidents, of a lower court ruling throwing out the litigation. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist still held in US lock-down 2 years after prison ‘release’

Because U.S. gov’t says Jordanian-born Mohammed Rashed is still a threat & should remain in custody, he’s been remanded to immigration’s custody since finishing his prison sentence in 2013, for the 1982 airliner bombing.

By the Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


The U.S. has a “concrete plan” to deport a Jordanian-born Palestinian who put a bomb on a passenger flight in 1982, a government lawyer said Tuesday, arguing that the man should stay in custody until his deportation because he remains a terrorist threat.

Mohammed Rashed during an appeals court hearing in Athens in 1991 [Archive] – Photo: AP

However, an attorney for Mohammed Rashed called the claim “another in a long line of delay tactics” by the government and argued for Rashed’s immediate release from immigration custody, where he has been held finishing a prison sentence in early 2013. Continue Reading »

Arab Bank to pay victims of Palestinian terror, precise figure depends on upcoming appeal


view videoThe Jordanian based Arab Bank reaches settlement with families of Palestinian terror victims, setting aside $1 billion to cover claims.

By David Rosenberg


The Amman-based Arab Bank on Tuesday agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought by the families of terror victims killed in attacks the plaintiffs say the Arab Bank helped fund.

The settlement stems from a 2014 decision by a New York jury finding the bank liable for damages. According to the lawsuit, the bank knowingly maintained accounts for Hamas terrorists and transferred payments to relatives of suicide bombers from 2000 to 2005.


Bank officials said in January that $1 billion had been set aside for “expected obligations” related to the lawsuits, according to a report byReuters. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Americans sue Israel in US court over Marmara injuries


The Washington Post reports that 3 American citizens are suing the Israeli gov’t for compensation over injuries sustained during IDF commando raid on flotilla attempting to breach Israel’s legal maritime blockade of Gaza. 

By Ynet


Three Americans and a Belgian citizen on Monday filed a lawsuit against Israel in US federal court over compensation for injuries sustained in the raid on the Mavi Marmara flotilla, the Washington Post reported.

Israeli foreign ministry points out the angle-grinders were used for cutting meter-long sections of safety-railings off the ship to attack the IDF – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

collection of metal bars, once safty-railings, cut in advance to chalange any attempts to be intercepted by the IDF

Collection of metal bars, once safety-railings, cut in advance to challenge any attempt to be intercepted by the IDF – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

According to the Post, the plaintiffs were on board the American-flagged Challenger 1 during the incident in which Israeli commandos raided six Turkish boats trying to reach Gaza in 2010, an event that still affects relations between Turkey and Israel. Continue Reading »

Family of Killed Gaza Flotilla Activist Sues Ehud Barak in U.S.


Being sued in a civil court leaves no possibility for the former prime minister of Israel of being arrested.



Relatives of a US citizen killed in Israel’s 2010 storming of the a Turkish-led Gaza-bound flotilla are suing former prime minister Ehud Barak for the raid, in which nine activists died.

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Arab Bank settles in terror case after series of defeats in other US terror lawsuits

By i24news


Arab Bank has reached a settlement with hundreds of US victims of attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories who filed a lawsuit accusing the bank of supporting terrorism.

Aftermath of Jerusalem bus bombing – Photo: Wikipedia

A spokesperson for the bank confirmed to AFP that an agreement had been reached, but provided no details of the settlement. The amount of the settlement was not immediately revealed.

One of the lawyers for the plaintiffs said the Bank would make a statement and declined to comment. Continue Reading »

Obama’s gov’t warns US Federal Judge: “consider” PA’s financial situation

After 10 American families won a $655m verdict against the PLO/PA for supporting terror, Obama admin urged US judge to “carefully consider” Palestinian needs if a sizable bond must to be posted.



NEW YORK – The Obama administration urged a US judge to “carefully consider” the Palestinian Authority’s financial condition in determining the size of any bond it must post to appeal a jury’s finding that it supported terrorist attacks in Israel.

Courtroom sketch of US terror trial. – Photo: REUTERS

The US Department of Justice filed a notice of interest in the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court late on Monday, after 10 American families in February won a $655 million verdict against the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »

US gov’t asked to intervene after PLO lost $655 million terror lawsuit

US Dept. of Justice is considering possible involvement by aiding Palestinians in the civil lawsuit where 10 American families of terror victims won damages of $655 mil against the PLO/PA.

By Reuters


The US government may weigh in on whether the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority must post a multimillion-dollar bond, which they have resisted doing, while the groups appeal a jury’s finding that they supported terrorist attacks in Israel. 

Bombing attack on a Jerusalem bus (Photo:APBombing attack on a Jerusalem bus – Photo:AP

The US Department of Justice disclosed its potential interest in the case in a letter filed Monday in Manhattan federal court, six months after 10 American families won a $655. Continue Reading »

After School Ignored Severe Anti-Semitic Abuse, 5 NY Students Awarded $4.5 Million

U.S. Federal judge rules in favor of $4.5 settlement for 5 students from a NY school district that ignored ongoing anti-Semitic verbal & physical assaults.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


A New York state federal judge last Thursday ruled in favor of five Jewish students who suffered severe anti-Semitic abuse at schools in upstate New York, approving for them a $4.5 million settlement from the school district.

Swastika graffiti (illustration) -Reuters

The case has dragged on for years, after the students and their families initially sued the Pine Bush school district back in 2012 for ignoring swastika graffiti as well as verbal and physical abuse of Jewish elementary, middle and high school students, reports the New York Post. Continue Reading »

Arab Bank Loses Appeal in Liability Verdict Over Hamas Terror Attacks

Verdict against Arab Bank upheld with judge saying case was based on ‘volumes’ of evidence and orders the Jordan-based bank to pay $655.5 million, reflecting triple damages, under US federal anti-terrorism law.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Arab Bank has lost its appeal to a US court over liability for supporting terrorists on Wednesday, after the judge declared the original verdict in the case to be based on an overwhelming amount of evidence against the company.

In September a federal jury found Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas in two dozen attacks attributed to the terrorist group. 
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Israel NGO Charges Hamas With War Crimes in US Federal Court

Shurat HaDin files formal complaint to US Justice Department targeting both Hamas leaders and the heads of launching cells that fired missiles at Israels Ben Gurion Int’l Airport during ‘Operation Protective Edge’.

By Itamar Eichner


Hamas could face war crimes charges in the United States, as 26 US citizens plan to file a complaint with the US Department of Justice on Tuesday for the Palestinian Islamist group’s actions during the Gaza conflict last summer.

A sign pointing the way to bomb shelters at Ben Gurion Airport during Operation Protective Edge – Photo: AFP

The complaint focuses on Palestinian missile attacks that targeted Ben-Gurion International Airport. Continue Reading »

US Circuit court ruled Seattle free to stop anti-Israel bus ads

9th Circuit Court of Appeals sides with county officials who originally banned anti-Israel advertisements fearing vandalism & violence.

By Reuters


County officials in Seattle can prohibit an advertisement criticizing Israeli policies toward Palestinians from appearing on local buses without violating constitutional protections on free speech, a US appeals court said on Wednesday.

Billboard in Seattle – Photo: Archive

In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco found that King County acted reasonably when it barred the ad, which sparked threats of vandalism and violence that could have endangered passengers.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, which helped challenge the ban, is disappointed in the ruling, Executive Director Kathleen Taylor said. Continue Reading »