I (his name is Ted) just returned from a most amazing lecture on "Taking Terror to Court" given by a most amazing young (28) Israel Attorney Nitzana Darshan-Leitner. She is diminutive and dynamic, eloquent and impassioned.
Since graduating Law School in Israel in 1995 she has built a practice acting for Jewish terror victims. To date she has commenced over 100 law suits and already has a number of significant judgments. She is currently on a fund raising tour in Canada and the US.
At present, the US holds a total of $3.7 billion in frozen assets of countries including Iran, Iraq and Libya. Both this administration and the last one have elected not to pay terror judgments out of these funds citing feared detriment to the national interest. Legislation is now before congress to rectify this situation and force Treasury to unblock these assets so that the they will be available to satisfy the judgments.
Dozens of cases are being prepared by her to be pursued both in Israel and the US. The defendants include Iran Syria, PLO, PA, Arafat, Barghouti, and Dahlan. She says that Dahlan is responsible for many deaths and has the evidence to prove it. This is the man the CIA is grooming to take over after Arafat. She says she won't let it happen. And I believe her. What determination. What grit. What Chutzpah.
She is also suing the EU for the reckless provision of financing to the PA arguing that that makes them responsible for the deaths caused. This financing now totals about $1.5 billion. Patten says he won't investigate where the money went because he needs it "like a hole in the head". That will just increase the punitive damages that will ultimately be awarded.
If the courts of Israel won't hear the case because of sovereign immunity she says she is getting ready to file the case in Europe where there is no sovereign immunity. She needs money to do this. That is why she is on a fund raising tour.
Her law center is called Shurat HaDin.
Currently Surat HaDin:
a) assists hundreds of Israeli victims of Arafat's violence.
b) tracks the funding and material support for terrorist groups by Syria, Iran, Iraq and the EU.
c) serves as a legal resource and research institute for the numerous courtroom struggles which are being waged in the Israel, US and EU courts on behalf of the Jewish State.
d) is a central clearinghouse and litigation base for the multifarious legal fights which are going on.
All donations are tax deductible.
In Canada checks should be made payable to J. Brass of Canada and sent to Shurat HaDin c/o Rose Cohen, 800 Steeles Ave., West, Unit B10-625, Thornhill ON, L4J 7L2
In the US, checks should be payable to PEF- Israel Endowment Fund and should be mailed to Shurat HaDin c/o 317 Madison Ave., Suite 607, New York, NY 10017.
By the way, she doesn't appear to have a web page. Would you be prepared to do one for her gratis perhaps with the support of your readers.