Judge Rosemary Collyer in Washington, DC ruled that the parents of a murdered Israeli teen could sue Iran & Syria for providing material support to the Palestinian terrorists who brutally butchered 3 Jewish teens, but that the amount of compensation would be a mere $4.1 million, not the $341 million sought.
By Ryan Jones
Palestinian leaders have been saying it for years. While they feign condemnation of terrorist attacks against Israelis, they almost always immediately justify such violence as a “natural reaction” to the presence of these Jewish “settlers.”
In a worrying turn of events, a US district court this week seemed to at least partially agree with the Palestinians on this matter. Continue Reading »
In its preliminary stages, a US District Court dismissed a $1 billion complaint, expressed in a 100+ page diatribe against 49 defendants, that attempted to describe a so-called int’l conspiracy to ‘cleanse’ what are called the ‘Occupied Territories’ of non-Jews and, without the support of anything verifiable or legal precedents, made numerous conclusory allegations of ‘war crimes,’ ‘torture,’ etc. etc.
By Erez Linn
Israel has won a significant legal victory: A U.S. federal court dismissed on Tuesday a billion-dollar lawsuit for damages filed against some 50 people and organizations (including the U.S. government) for their support of or activity in Israel. Continue Reading »
#BDSfail: United States District Court for the District of Columbia has allowed four college professors to sue the ASA over its academic boycott policies of Israel.
By Ben Ariel
A U.S. federal court has ruled that four college professors can sue the American Studies Association (ASA) over its academic boycott of Israel, JTA reported on Tuesday.
The ruling was handed down on Friday by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, according to the report.
The ASA asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit, but the court rejected ASA’s argument that going forward with the lawsuit infringes on its First Amendment rights. Continue Reading »
At a class action hearing in New York against Facebook for incitement by Israeli victims of terrorism, Federal Judge Garaufis censured Facebook management of not taking adequate steps to stem the incitement, and for not taking global terrorism seriously enough.
By Itamar Eichner
A federal judge in New York scolded Facebook Thursday night and said the social media giant has not done enough to discourage terrorists from using its platform.
Incitement to kill Jews on Facebook
The comments were made in the New York District Court during a hearing on a class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook on behalf of 20,000 Israelis for incitement and encouraging violence. Continue Reading »
The lawsuit claims foreign aid to Israel violates two amendments of the 1961 Foreign Aid Act, which bans aid to clandestine nuclear powers.
A lawsuit filed in a US district court claims that US aid to Israel is illegal under a law passed in the 1970s that prohibits aid to nuclear powers that don’t sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Dimona nuclear reactor – Photo: REUTERS
Grant Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, who filed the lawsuit Monday with a Washington DC court, said the United States has given Israel an estimated $234 billion in foreign aid since Congress in 1976 passed the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act, with its stipulation regarding countries that did not sign the NPT, according to Courthouse News. Continue Reading »
Judge rules in favor of Rhode Island congregation in conflict about the U.S.’s 1st Jewish congregation in NYC against the 250 yr-old Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island for selling its ceremonial Torah-bells.
By The Associated Press
The congregation that worships at the nation’s oldest synagogue prevailed Monday in a bitter legal fight that threatened its existence, as a federal judge ruled it may now control its own destiny and decide what to do with a set of ceremonial bells worth millions.
Touro Synagogue – Photo: AP
The lawsuit pitted congregants at the 250-year-old Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, against the nation’s oldest Jewish congregation, Shearith Israel in New York City. Continue Reading »
Less than a month since being paroled from federal prison, Jonathan Pollard achieves court victory when Judge admits electronic bracelet & computer monitoring may not be needed since former Israeli spy no longer has access to secrets.
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
The U.S. government must reassess the threat posed by former Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard and adjust his parole conditions accordingly, a U.S. judge said on Monday.
Former Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, last month, shortly after his release from federal prison. – Photo: AP
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest said the U.S. Parole Commission had provided little basis to justify why Pollard must wear an electronic bracelet and submit to monitoring of his work computer despite not being exposed to classified material during his 30-year incarceration. Continue Reading »
Following White House intervention, a US District Judge orders PA/PLO to post a mere $10 million bond in terror case pending appeal for $655 million compensation to 10 American families.
By Ben Ariel
A judge in New York on Monday ordered the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to post $10 million in cash or bond while they appeal a jury’s finding that they supported terrorist attacks in Israel, Reuters reported.
At a court hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge George Daniels said the defendants must also deposit $1 million each month pending the appeal of a February jury verdict worth $655 million in favor of 10 American families. Continue Reading »
Lawsuit sets the U.S.’s 1st Jewish congregation in NYC against the 250 yr-old Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island for selling its ceremonial Torah-bells to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts for $7.4 million.
By The Associated Press
A federal judge has allowed the state of Rhode Island to intervene in a fight over the future of the nation’s oldest synagogue.
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Ceremonial bells called “Rimonim” are at the center of a legal battle over the future of the oldest synagogue in the United States – Photo: AP
The lawsuit, due for trial next month, pits the nation’s first Jewish congregation in New York City against the congregation that worships at the 250-year-old Touro Synagogue in Newport.
US District Judge rejects opposing argument that it could incite terrorism, since it’s already been published on a Hamas YouTube Music video for a while.
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority must allow the display of an ad showing Muslims killing Jews, a federal judge ruled.
Screenshot from Palwatch YouTube: Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah – Hamas music video
US District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan on Tuesday ruled that the ad, which includes the statement “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah,” as protected speech under the First Amendment and said it must be run on public transportation. Continue Reading »
Philadelphia’s transit system ordered to display ads with photograph of former Palestinian Mufti with Adolf Hitler, saying, ‘Jew Hatred: It’s in the Quran.’
Philadelphia’s transit system has been ordered to accept provocative ads that include a 1941 photograph of Adolf Hitler with a former Arab leader after a federal judge ruled in favor of a pro-Israel group’s free-speech lawsuit.
The proposed bus ads carry a tagline saying: “Jew Hatred: It’s in the Quran.”
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority believes the ads violate “minimal civility standards” and will consider an appeal. The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported on Wednesday’s ruling by US District Judge Mitchell Goldberg. Continue Reading »