Iris Eliazarov, an Israeli citizen who lives in NYC says this discrimination is reminiscent of the old European ‘selection process.’
• Airline’s attorney claims policy is against citizenship, rather than religion.
Iris Eliazarov, an Israeli who lives in Queens, has filed a lawsuit against Kuwait Airways after she was barred from boarding its flight out of Kennedy Airport because she’s an Israeli citizen, the New York Daily News reported on Friday.
Iris Eliazarov and husband David Nektalov
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Eliazarov and her husband David Nektalov bought tickets from a travel agent to fly from New York to London with the flagship Kuwaiti airline.
Manhattan courtroom hears testimony of Sokolow family from New York, as they recount horrifying moments of Palestinian terrorist bombing that targeted random civilians in Jerusalem.
Seconds after the blast hit downtown Jerusalem, Jamie Sokolow lay on the ground, her right eye damaged by shrapnel and her face feeling as though someone had set it aflame. “I thought, ‘I’m 12 years old, I’m from New York, and I’m going to die,'” she testified in Manhattan federal court on Monday, at times breaking down in tears.
Terror attack at Hebrew University’s Mt. Scopus campus in 2002 – Photo: AP
The Sokolow family is the lead plaintiff in a civil trial against the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority that will decide whether the groups should pay up to $3 billion for allegedly providing support for six attacks in the Jerusalem area between 2002 and 2004. Continue Reading »
Plaintiff’s lead Attorney: “More than a decade after these 6 horrific terrorist attacks left Americans dead or wounded. Today marks the day that survivors brought the perpetrators to face justice.”
By YONAH JEREMY BOB, FRANK G. RUNYEON
With the first trial ever in US history against the Palestinian Authority for terrorism charges kicking off on Tuesday, plaintiffs’ lawyer Kent Yalowitz said, “More than a decade after these six horrific terrorist attacks left Americans dead or wounded, today marks the day that survivors brought the perpetrators to face justice.”
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greets released Palestinian prisoners at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Dec.
Israeli financial institution admits tax evasion charges and agrees to pay $400m settlement to end probe of decade-long effort to fraudulently conceal US citizens’ assets.
Bank Leumi Group has admitted to helping US taxpayers hide assets and agreed to pay a $400 million fine to settle a criminal probe, the Department of Justice announced Monday.
Bank Leumi branch in Tel Aviv
From at least 2000 until early 2011, Leumi sent private bankers from Israel and elsewhere to meet with US taxpayers and help them conceal assets at Leumi locations in Israel, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Leumi, a unit of Bank Leumi, also helped US taxpayers prepare and present false tax returns, prosecutors said. Continue Reading »
Rasmieh Odeh, convicted last week of immigration fraud for hiding her conviction & incarceration as a murdering Palestinian terrorist, asks Judge to remain free until sentencing.
By Cynthia Blank
Former Palestinian terrorist, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was found guilty last week of not disclosing she had been convicted in a 1969 terrorist attack in Israel when she was applying for United States citizenship. Two people were killed in the attack she participated in.
On Wednesday, she petitioned the court to be released from custody until her sentencing hearing, scheduled for March 2015.
Odeh, 67, could face up to 10 years in prison for her conviction, be stripped of her citizenship, and deported. Continue Reading »
Rasmieh Odeh, who was convicted of killing 2 in a terrorist bombing at a Jerusalem supermarket, failed to mention her membership in a terrorist organization, terror conviction & incarceration in Israeli prison, when becoming naturalized US citizen.
DETROIT – A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss charges against an Arab activist accused of failing to tell US immigration officials in Michigan that she’d been convicted in a fatal terrorist bombing in Jerusalem.
Convicted PFLP terrorist & murderess, Rasmieh Odeh – Photo: AP
Rasmieh Odeh, associate director at the Arab American Action Network, is being targeted for political reasons, her lawyers said in a motion seeking to have the case thrown out. Continue Reading »
US federal court awarded families of victims to a 1997 Jerusalem terror attack, $9 million from frozen Iranian assets, in a ‘Chanukah miracle’ verdict.
On Wednesday an unprecedented US court victory awarded $9 million in frozen Iranian assets to the families of 5 terror victims murdered in a triple suicide bombing in Jerusalem back in 1997.
The bombings, which took place in the capital’s busy Ben Yehuda street, was carried out by Hamas. Among the 5 murdered were three 14 year old girls.
Shurat HaDin (Israeli Law Center) began the petition in 2001 against Iran, which it claimed provided material and financial support to Hamas in conducting the attack. Continue Reading »