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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Shurat HaDin - Israel Law Center

The Big Picture went to hear Nitzana Darshan-Leitner and her husband Avi Leitner speak in Los Angeles about Shurat HaDin - The Israel Law Center. Through the Israel Law Center, the Leitners have been successfully suing terrorists for murdering Jews:

They are doing what no one else has done: they are suing terrorists for killing people. And they've met with great success. From my handwritten notes of Nitsana's remarks (not expected to be verbatim):

The Arab Bank has over $30 billion in assets. This bank has a reward program by which the relatives of suicide bombers can go to the Arab Bank, and receive a $25,000 reward. The Bank published ads all over the Arab world, asking people to give money to this account, to reward the families of suicide bombers. The Arab Bank has a branch in New York, and so the Israel Law Center filed suit in New York against the Arab Bank on behalf of terror victims, seeking $5 billion.

The Arab Bank tried to close their New York branch. But the U.S. Congress didn't let them close the branch - and froze $750 million of their assets.

...Credit Lyonnais [and another bank - I didn't get the name] have also been providing financial services to help terrorists. As a result of a lawsuit filed by the Center, these banks are changing their way of doing business. They now go to the Mossad before approving a loan to a charity, in order to make sure the charity is not a cover for terrorists.

The Center sued Iran in a court in Italy and put a lien on the state's money that was held in Italian accounts. On a technicality, the Center was told to refile the lawsuit; in the meantime, the lien was removed, and in the immediate next hour Iran moved millions out of the Italian banking system, to banks in Thailand that don't trade in euros or dollars. The result is that it is very difficult at this time for Iran to keep dollars or euros in banks outside of Iran.

The Center achieved an order by the U.S. courts to Hamas to pay $160 million to the victims of terrorism. The Center then went to the U.S. banks holding Hamas funds and requested the funds so as to deliver the funds to these victims. Most of the U.S. banks are fighting this in court - but in the meantime, all the Hamas funds at all these banks - $300 million in total - are frozen and unavailable to the terrorists.

Read the whole thing.

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