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  • Accused sex offender pleads not guilty, released on bail

    By Jared Sichel

    November 13, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    On Nov. 8, accused sex-offender Mendel Tevel pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn to charges that he sexually abused a minor for several months six years ago, according to CBS New York. Tevel accepted the court’s offer for $100,000 bail and is no longer in custody.

    Tevel was working at...

  • Avigdor Lieberman cleared of corruption charges

    November 6, 2013 | 10:38 am

    This story orignally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was acquitted of charges of fraud and breach of trust in a verdict that paves the way for his return to the foreign ministry, and sets him up as a possible successor to Prime...

  • Jewish groups ride roller-coaster week of Supreme Court rulings

    June 26, 2013 | 9:46 am

    A slight bump up on affirmative action, a plunge on voting rights, and on gay marriage, the mountaintop: federal legitimacy.

    It’s been a week of roller-coaster highs and lows at the Supreme Court for liberal Jewish groups. Their collective pledge: Stick it out.

    “These...

  • Lieberman at opening of fraud trial pleads not guilty

    February 18, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the opening of his trial for fraud and breach of trust pleaded not guilty on all counts.

    The trial opened Sunday afternoon in front of a three-judge panel in Jerusalem District Court.

    Witnesses will begin testifying after the...

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  • Shangri-La juror said to have hidden her Jewishness

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 16, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    In court papers filed Jan. 7, attorneys for the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its owner allege that of 12 members on the jury that unanimously found their clients guilty of discriminating in 2010 against a group of Jewish patrons, one juror concealed her own Jewishness...

  • Olmert sentenced to community service for breach of trust

    September 6, 2012 | 8:32 am

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six months of community service for a breach of trust conviction.

    Olmert was sentenced Wednesday in Jerusalem District Court. He could have faced up to three years in jail.

    The state prosecutors office also dropped a...

  • Leiby Kletzky’s killer sentenced to 40 years to life

    August 29, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    Levi Aron, the Brooklyn store clerk who pleaded guilty to killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

    Aron, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court. He did not address the court.

    He pleaded guilty earlier this month to kidnapping,...

  • The story behind the Hotel Shangri-La anti-Semitism trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 22, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    It was late in the afternoon on Aug. 15, a Wednesday, when the jury delivered its verdict to a Santa Monica courtroom. The discrimination case that had been brought against the oceanfront boutique Hotel Shangri-La by a group of young Jews had been going on for nearly four weeks, and...

  • Leiby Kletzky’s killer pleads guilty

    August 9, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man accused of killing 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and kidnapping.

    Aron is facing at least 40 years in prison, according to The New York Times. Originally he had pleaded not guilty to eight counts of murder and...

  • Tucson gunman Loughner pleads guilty to murder, attempted murder

    August 7, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    A 23-year-old college dropout pleaded guilty on Tuesday to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including then-U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in an Arizona shooting rampage last year, and will be spared the death penalty in exchange.

    Jared Loughner entered his guilty...

  • ZOA prevails in wrongful termination suit

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 5, 2012 | 10:39 am

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge in Beverly Hills cleared the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) of all claims brought against it by a former employee alleging wrongful termination as well as pregnancy and sex discrimination.

    Judge Richard A. Stone found that Julie...

  • Prosecutors drop charges in Brooklyn sex abuse case

    June 27, 2012 | 10:48 am

    Prosecutors dropped all charges against a group of men who were accused of sexually abusing a young Brooklyn haredi Orthodox woman for eight years.

    The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office dropped the charges on Tuesday against four Crown Heights men accused of raping and forcing...

  • ZOA sued for discrimination, national president Morton Klein takes the stand in Beverly Hills courtroom in defense

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 14, 2012 | 8:11 pm

    Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein took the stand Thursday in a Beverly Hills courtroom as the final witness in a sex discrimination and wrongful termination case filed against the ZOA.

    Julie Sager, who worked for the ZOA for seven years, including five years as...

  • Jerusalem court clears way for S. Sudanese migrants’ deportation

    June 7, 2012 | 8:11 am

    A Jerusalem court ruled that Israel could deport South Sudanese migrants who entered the country illegally.

    Thursday’s decision in Jerusalem District Court was in response to an appeal by NGOs representing African migrants. The appeal was filed after Israel’s Interior Minister Eli...

  • Palestinian hunger strikers denied release

    May 7, 2012 | 8:40 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal for the release of two hunger-striking Palestinians.

    In its decision on Monday, the court reportedly said that Bilal Diab, 27, of Jenin, and Thaer Halahla, 33, of Hebron, both members of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, remained a...

  • Lesbian couple can both be child’s mother, Israeli court rules

    March 5, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Both members of a lesbian couple who had a child together can be recognized as the child’s mother, an Israeli court ruled.

    The egg of one of the women was fertilized with donated sperm and implanted in the second woman’s uterus. Only the woman who gave birth to the baby boy was...

  • Financial exec Rubin pleads guilty

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 4, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    David Rubin, chairman of the board of Yavneh Hebrew Academy in Hancock Park and president of YULA girls’ high school, pleaded guilty in federal court in New York on Dec. 30 to wire conspiracy and fraud involving proceeds from municipal bonds. Beverly Hills-based CDR Financial...

  • Israeli government accused of curbing court independence

    January 3, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative government came under attack on Tuesday for promoting legislation that critics said would weaken the independence of Israel’s judiciary.

    Parliament on Monday passed a government-backed amendment that paves the way for a judge...

  • Anti-Semitic harassment suit at UC Berkeley is dismissed

    December 26, 2011 | 11:47 am

    A federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by two Jewish students against the University of California, Berkeley, alleging that the school did not protect them from anti-Semitic attacks.

    U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled late last week that there was no evidence that...

  • Court: Palestinian families can remain in Silwan homes

    December 19, 2011 | 11:07 am

    An Israeli court rejected two lawsuits calling for the eviction of Palestinian families from their eastern Jerusalem homes.

    The suits quashed late last week by the The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court sought the eviction of two Palestinian families from two homes in Silwan. The...

  • John Farahi indicted

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 14, 2011 | 11:05 am

    John Farahi, a Los Angeles Iranian-Jewish radio talk show host and financial investment manager, last week was charged in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles for allegedly defrauding more than 100 local Iranian-American investors and various financial institutions of nearly...

  • Court hears arguments in ‘mesira’ contempt case

    September 8, 2011 | 10:22 am

    A federal court heard arguments in the case of a Hasidic Jew who will not testify because he says it would violate “mesira,” the injunction against turning Jews over to non-Jews.

    Judge Margaret Morrow said Wednesday she would rule in the case against Rabbi Moshe Zigelman at a later...

  • Israeli court delays deportation of migrant worker’s child

    August 17, 2011 | 10:30 am

    An Israeli court delayed the deportation of a 4-year-old girl born in Israel to a Filipino mother.

    The Tel Aviv District Court ordered the stay Tuesday just moments before the girl and her mother were set to board an airplane to the mother’s home country. Also Tuesday, Sara...

  • Court rejects lawsuit challenging prison beard policy

    July 19, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    A federal appeals court upheld the legality of a New Hampshire prison policy limiting the length of prisoners’ beard.

    The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 14 against an Orthodox Jewish former inmate who had challenged the policy.

    The New Hampshire state prison system...

  • Egyptian court sentences accused spy for Israel to 25 years

    June 23, 2011 | 3:29 pm

    Egyptian court sentences accused spy for Israel to 25 years
      JERUSALEM (JTA)—An Egyptian court sentenced an Egyptian businessman to 25 years in jail for spying for Israel.

    The court reportedly also found Tarek Abdel Razek’s two Israeli handlers, accused of being members of...

  • ON TRIAL: John Galliano’s sloshed defense over anti-Semitic remarks

    Lauren Bottner

    June 22, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    If he walks like an anti-Semite, rants like an anti-Semite, looks like an anti-Semite, then maybe…

    John Galliano, former Dior Fashion Designer, went on trial in Paris today for anti-Semitic and racist remarks to local café patrons earlier this spring. Charged with “public...

  • Jury Duty!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 23, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    As much as I love to participate in any and all civic duties, being chosen for Jury Duty just wasn’t going to happen.  Believe it or not, this was the first time I had ever received a notification requiring me to fulfill my civil duty.  As I opened the letter, immediately I started...

  • Court stops demolition of eastern Jerusalem homes

    May 11, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    The Jerusalem District Court blocked the demolition of Palestinian homes in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood.

    The court ruled Wednesday that 22 illegal homes in the al-Bustan neighborhood that are set for demolition to make way for a building, recreation and tourism plan called The...

  • Brazil’s highest court names first Jewish justice

    February 10, 2011 | 10:08 am

    Brazil’s highest court will have its first Jewish member.

    Judge Luiz Fux, 57, was approved Wednesday by the South American country’s Senate to be seated on the Supreme Federal Court, an 11-member panel that decides constitutional and other matters, as well as final appeals.

    Fux is...

  • Court upholds agunah’s right to damages

    February 8, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    A Tel Aviv court upheld the right of women denied a religious divorce by their husbands to sue for damages.

    The District Court ruled that an Israeli woman who has been refused a religious divorce, or get, by her husband for the past 16 years has the right to receive nearly $200,000...

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