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Exposing The PLO In Court

02/25/2015
Editorial

The significance of the Federal District Court verdict here this week against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization, awarding damages amounting to $655.5 million to victims of six terror attacks in Israel, is far more than financial. By determining, after a legal battle of more than a decade, that the Palestinian organizations were supportive of and responsible for the attacks, which killed 33 people and injured 450 others, the jury in effect was saying that the PA and PLO are involved in terrorism in Israel.

As PLO Victims Proclaim Justice, Collecting Millions May Be Elusive

Process likely to be complicated by political pressure, given PA’s standing.

02/25/2015
Staff Writer

The door has now been opened for a fresh look at pending civil suits in Israel against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization — as well as possible new suits here — after a Manhattan federal jury Monday found the groups liable for six terror attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004 that killed and injured Americans.

Leonard Mandelkorn testifies at the federal trial here before Judge George Daniels. The attorney is Rachel Weiser.Jane Rosenberg

As PLO Victims Proclaim Justice, Collecting Millions May Be Elusive

Process likely to be complicated by political pressure, given PA’s standing.

02/24/2015
Staff Writer

The door has now been opened for a fresh look at pending civil suits in Israel against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization — as well as possible new suits here — after a Manhattan federal jury Monday found the groups liable for six terror attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004 that killed and injured Americans.

A Manhattan federal court verdict Monday holds the PA and the PLO liable for six attacks that killed 33 people. Getty Images

Trial Provides Glimpse Into PA Funding for Terrorists

Testimony traces how the authority glorified — and paid — terrorists and their families.

02/23/2015
Staff Writer

Monday’s decision by a Manhattan federal jury ordering the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization to pay $655.5 million in damages for their part in six terror attacks between 2002 and 2004 that killed 33 and wounded 450 came after six weeks of testimony that shined a light on how the PA used financial rewards to encourage suicide bombings in Israel.

The case was filed by 10 American families under the Anti-Terrorism Act, enacted following the Achille Lauro hijacking. This was the first trial to test the effectiveness of the law.

The PLO and PA were found liable for supporting six attacks in Manhattan Federal Court, above, on Monday. Getty Images

Fueling Fires Of Hatred

If Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas mean it when they say they don’t want to see a Third Intifada, why does it look like that is exactly where they are headed? 

Each leader repeatedly accuses the other of incitement, often with good cause.  Their protestations of purity and innocence as the injured party would be a joke if so many people weren’t being killed and injured on both sides.

Is Fatah-Hamas Marriage On The Rocks?

It appears the marriage between the two leading Palestinian factions may be on the rocks even before it had a chance to be consummated.

Behind the break-up is the Palestinian Authority’s condemnation of the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, believed to be the work of Hamas, and the cooperation of PA and Israeli security forces in the search for the boys.

Mandela’s Complex Jewish Ties

South African leader's long relationship with community veered between supportive and hostile.

12/05/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Nelson Mandela’s amazing attitude of reconciliation after his release in 1990 from 27 years in prison reassured very nervous South African Jews — and whites generally — that after living with “packed suitcases under the bed” during apartheid, they had a future here after all.

Mandela: Supported Israel, but was closer to the Palestinians. Getty Images

AIPAC Calls For Review Of U.S.-Palestinian Ties

To date, laws passed by Congress would impose penalties on full U.N. membership, not non-member status.

11/30/2012

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee called for a "full review" of the U.S. relationship with the Palestine Liberation Organization, including shutting its Washington office, in the wake of its obtaining non-member state status at the United Nations.

Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority, speaks at the U.N. on Nov. 29. Getty Images

GOP Senators Introduce Penalties For Enhanced Palestinian Status

11/29/2012

Republican U.S. senators introduced the first efforts to penalize the Palestinians and the United Nations should the body affirm enhanced Palestinian status.

Sen. Inhofe introduced cuts to Palestinian aid should they attain enhanced U.N. status. Getty Images

Israel Declassifies Soldier's Account Of Killing PLO Leader

11/02/2012

 

Israel’s military censor authorized for publication the testimony of an army officer who said he killed PLO cofounder Abu Jihad in 1988.

Nahum Lev, the commander of the operation which ended in Abu Jihad’s death in Tunis, told a reporter for Yedioth Ahronoth in an interview before his own death in 2000 that he had killed Abu Jihad, who cofounded the Palestine Liberation Organization. 

Lev died in a car accident. The censor only recently lifted a ban on publication, and the interview appeared in Friday's paper.

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