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At ToI event, Israeli attorney shows how ‘lawfare’ could smite terrorists’ warfare

Post by Guest on Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:34 am

In the war on terrorism, sometimes the lawsuit is mightier than the sword. That thinking has propelled Nitsana Darshan-Leitner “to do what lawyers do best, and go after the pocketbooks of the terror organizations.”

Founded in 2003, Darshan-Leitner’s Shurat HaDin: the Israel Law Center is a Tel Aviv-based non-governmental organization whose aim is to put terror organizations — and those who support or abet them — out of business. Over the past 14 years, Darshan-Leitner and Shurat HaDin have helped secure over $200 million for the families of terror victims, and are responsible for the freezing of an additional $600 million in assets belonging to terror organizations or state sponsors of terrorism.

Last year alone, Darshan-Leitner won a $655 million case against the Palestinian Authority and PLO on behalf of 11 American families whose loved ones had been killed or injured in attacks in Israel. That verdict was overturned, but the battle is far from over.

In the latest installment of The Times of Israel presents series, Darshan-Leitner spoke to journalist Matthew Kalman in front of a lively English-speaking crowd at the Hirsch Theater in Jerusalem on Sunday. Despite the serious subject matter, Darshan-Leitner’s storytelling and comic delivery had the audience in stitches more times than a reporter was able to count.


http://www.timesofisrael.com/at-toi-event-israeli-attorney-shows-how-lawfare-could-smite-terrorists-warfare/

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:54 pm

Times of Israel wrote:Over the past 14 years, Darshan-Leitner and Shurat HaDin have helped secure over $200 million for the families of terror victims, and are responsible for the freezing of an additional $600 million in assets belonging to terror organizations or state sponsors of terrorism.

It sounds as if he's found an easy gig: deep pockets, easy liability, and receptive juries. Every lawyer's dream.

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Original Quill wrote:
Times of Israel wrote:Over the past 14 years, Darshan-Leitner and Shurat HaDin have helped secure over $200 million for the families of terror victims, and are responsible for the freezing of an additional $600 million in assets belonging to terror organizations or state sponsors of terrorism.

It sounds as if he's found an easy gig: deep pockets, easy liability, and receptive juries.  Every lawyer's dream.


But have they hit upon a way to tackle terrorism?

That is the point here.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:15 pm

Thorin wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

It sounds as if he's found an easy gig: deep pockets, easy liability, and receptive juries.  Every lawyer's dream.


But have they hit upon a way to tackle terrorism?

That is the point here.

Well, they are slam-dunk cases with plenty of damages.  It will sure motivate terrorist organizations to master money-hiding techniques.  

But as far as creed issues go, I don't know if money wags the dog. Perhaps.

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