DC Court Dis­misses Ha­rass­ment Law­suit Against Shel­don Adel­son

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has granted a mo­tion dis­miss­ing a ha­rass­ment suit against Pro-Is­rael de­fen­dants due to fab­ri­cated claims

The Jewish Voice - - NATIONAL - Edited by: JV Staff

The Tel-Aviv based Jewish rights or­ga­ni­za­tion, Shu­rat HaDin, has praised the de­ci­sion of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, for dis­miss­ing a law­suit ac­cus­ing bil­lion­aire casino mag­nate and phi­lan­thropist, Shel­don Adel­son, along with oth­ers al­leg­ing they sup­ported vi­o­la­tions against Pales­tini­ans. In Bassem al-Tamimi vs. Shel­don Adel­son, the plain­tiffs al­leged Adel­son, and forty-nine other de­fen­dants, com­mit­ted war crimes and en­gaged in a civil con­spir­acy, for which they re­quested $1 bil­lion in dam­ages.

The de­fen­dants filed a mo­tion to have all the claims against them dis­missed as friv­o­lous, ar­gu­ing that the case was a mere ha­rass­ment suit brought by Pales­tinian ac­tivists seek­ing to dis­credit the Jewish State and in­tim­i­date those who do­nate to Is­raeli causes.

Shu­rat HaDin, which works to com­bat BDS, praises the de­ci­sion of the District Court to dis­miss such an ob­vi­ous at­tempt to fur­ther prop­a­gate the BDS agenda.

Nit­sana Dar­shan-Leit­ner, pres­i­dent of Shu­rat HaDin, com­mented "We whole-heart­edly sup­port the court's de­ci­sion to dis­miss this friv­o­lous law­suit. Cases such as al-Tamimi vs. Adel­son are brought solely to fur­nish a foun­da­tion of le­gal le­git­i­macy for the BDS move­ment, and un­der­mine the le­git­i­macy of Is­rael. The plain­tiffs sought to cre­ate a stigma and in­tim­i­date those who do­nate to Is­raeli char­i­ties and sup­port the Jewish State. We are grate­ful that the court un­der­stood the ob­jec­tive and agenda of these rad­i­cals, as well as the fab­ri­ca­tion in their claims. We hope that the Judge will see clear to im­pose the large costs of these pro­ceed­ings on the plain­tiffs to de­ter fu­ture friv­o­lous suits."

In 2015, Shu­rat HaDin as­sisted in win­ning a $655 mil­lion jury ver­dict against the Pales­tinian Au­thor­ity in a New York court on be­half of Amer­i­can ter­ror vic­tims. And re­cently, in 2016, Shu­rat HaDin filed Force vs. Face­book, a $1 bil­lion law­suit against the so­cial me­dia gi­ant for the pro­vi­sion of in­ter­net ser­vices to des­ig­nated ter­ror­ists groups.

The Tel-Aviv based Jewish rights or­ga­ni­za­tion, Shu­rat HaDin, has praised the de­ci­sion of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, for dis­miss­ing a law­suit ac­cus­ing bil­lion­aire casino mag­nate and phi­lan­thropist, Shel­don Adel­son, (pic­tured above) along with oth­ers al­leg­ing they sup­ported vi­o­la­tions against Pales­tini­ans

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