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  • Trial begins for main suspect in revenge murder of Palestinian teen

    July 27, 2014 | 9:41 am

    The trial began for the main suspect in the kidnap and revenge murder of Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir.

    Yosef Haim Ben-David reportedly announced in Jerusalem District Court on Sunday that he is “the messiah.”

    Ben-David, 29, of the Adam settlement near Jerusalem is...

  • Trial on Marmara crimes? Give me a break!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 14, 2012 | 9:30 am

    A Turkish court began a trial in absentia for four Israeli military commanders responsible for the raid on the Marmara ship. On May 31st, 2010, a ship named Mavi Marmara sailed from Turkey in the direction of Israel, Their intention was to anchor in Gaza Strip, to which they...

  • 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...

  • Nazi guard may be tried in Germany

    August 21, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Prosecutors in the Bavarian city of Weiden think they have a good chance of bringing an 87-year-old former Auschwitz guard to trial.

    An investigation of the man — whose name has not yet been released by the Central Office of the State Justice Administrations for the Investigation...

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  • Hotel Shangri-La trial raises specter of anti-Semitism

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 1, 2012 | 12:34 pm

    Is the word “Jew” offensive? What about “f—-ing Jew”?

    That rather provocative question was posed on July 27 by Philip Black, one of the attorneys defending the Muslim owner of the Hotel Shangri-La, a boutique hotel in Santa Monica, against a discrimination lawsuit brought by...

  • Trial date set in claims conference fraud

    May 2, 2012 | 12:31 pm

    Claims Conference employees charged in a nearly $60 million fraud case will go on trial in January 2013.

    The Jan. 14 trial date was set at a pretrial hearing April 25 in federal court in the Southern District of New York.

    Prosecutors say a group of employees at the Claims...

  • Opinion: Demjanjuk’s just epitaph

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 22, 2012 | 6:28 pm

    The recent death of John Demjanjuk, 91, in a nursing home in Germany, brings to a close one of the most extensive and most contested Nazi war crimes prosecutions in history, a process that began in the United States in the mid 1970s and was ongoing at the time of his death as...

  • Psychologist: Loughner not yet ready for trial

    February 3, 2012 | 10:44 am

    Jared Loughner is not yet competent to stand trial, according to the court-appointed psychologist in the case of the shooting that wounded Gabrielle Giffords.

    Christina Pietz recommended evaluating Loughner’s competence in another four months, the Arizona Daily Star reported...

  • Carlos the Jackal, caged but combative, on trial

    November 8, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Urban guerrilla ‘Carlos the Jackal’ smiled and flashed a clenched fist salute on Monday when he went on trial for deadly Paris bomb attacks he is accused of mounting at the height of his “anti-imperialist campaign” in the 1970s and 1980s.

    “I am a revolutionary by profession,” Ilich...

  • Conrad Murray’s conviction has left everyone else off the hook

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    November 8, 2011 | 10:53 am

    One can only imagine the sigh of relief on the part of all those who contributed to the death of Michael Jackson. With the conviction of Conrad Murray, there is an official scapegoat and the finger-pointing can now end. We found the culprit. It was Michael’s corrupt physician who...

  • Agriprocessors’ Rubashkin denied new trial


    September 21, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin was denied a new trial by a U.S. appeals court.
 The St. Louis Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 16 that Rubashkin did not prove in his bid for a new trial that the presiding judge in the original case, Linda Reade of the U.S. District...

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a Pig & a Pervert, Not a Rapist

    By Ilana Angel

    August 24, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Mr. Strauss-Kahn became a free man yesterday when all sexual assault charges against him were dropped.  We will never know what really happened, but as I said from the beginning, I don’t think he raped anyone. Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a pig and a pervert to be sure, but he is not...

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

    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...

  • Rudolph Kastner gets a new trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 26, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    Leave it to the artists and attorneys at Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH) to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day by introducing — or reintroducing — a man once considered to have been a Jewish antihero of World War II.

    On the afternoon of May 1, instead of hosting a speaker or...

  • Cuba announces trial date for Alan Gross

    February 24, 2011 | 4:02 pm

    A U.S. government contractor that the State Department says was assisting Cuban Jews will go on trial in Cuba next month.

    Alan Gross was charged on Feb. 4 with “Acts against the independence and territorial integrity of the State.” The charge carries a maximum 20-year prison...

  • Accused Nazi dies before denaturalization trial

    February 1, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    A retiree living near Seattle, Wash., accused of committing genocide and other crimes as a Nazi officer during World War II died a month before his denaturalization trial.

    Peter Egner, 88, died last week in an assisted-living community in Bellevue, Reuters reported Monday, citing a...

  • Israeli soldiers go on trial

    March 25, 2010 | 11:52 am

    Two Israeli soldiers are on trial for allegedly using a Palestinian boy as a human shield during the Gaza war.

    The staff sergeants went on trial Wednesday in a military court. Both have professed their innocence.

    One of the accused said in an interview with Army Radio that the two soldiers were being offered as scapegoats to the international community, which has been critical of Operation Cast Lead.

    The soldiers are accused of ordering a 9-year-old boy to open bags that they suspected of being booby-trapped in a Gaza City neighborhood.

  • Judge declares mistrial in Seattle Jewish Federation shooting case

    June 6, 2008 | 11:21 am

    SEATTLE (JTA)—A judge declared a mistrial in the case of the gunman who shot up the offices of this city’s Jewish federation.

    The King County prosecutor vowed to retry Naveed Haq, 32, who claimed he was not guilty by reason of insanity.

    The jury said it could not agree on all but...

  • Subpoenas in AIPAC trial could reveal U.S. secrets

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Subpoenas issued to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and other top Bush administration officials could end up shedding unprecedented light on the Bush administration's inner workings and the government's dealings with the pro-Israel...
  • Feds Indict Suspect in Murder of JDL’s Krugel

    By Jim Crogan

    July 23, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Almost nine months after the brutal prison-yard slaying of Earl Krugel, the longtime No. 2 man in the Jewish Defense League (JDL), federal authorities have indicted an inmate with no apparent ties to Krugel.

    The suspect, David Frank Jennings, 30, allegedly attacked Krugel from...

  • Franklin Sentencing Seen As Ominous

    By Ron Kampeas

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It was surprising enough that the judge quadrupled the prosecution's recommended sentence for Lawrence Franklin, from three years to more than 12.

    But the true bombshell at the sentencing on Jan. 20 of the former Pentagon analyst, who is at the center of the case involving...

  • Eviction of Jew and Non-Jew Going to Trial

    By Bobbi Murray

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A federal court trial, alleging that the Orthodox Jewish owners of a Pico-Robertson building evicted a tenant because he shared his apartment with a non-Jew, is scheduled to open in Los Angeles next week.

    The suit by Lawrence "Chaim" Stein alleges that he was evicted in 2004 by the...

  • Court Case Could Be Key to Trying Arafat

    By Gil Sedan

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Israeli authorities chose to put Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti on trial in a criminal court, rather than a military court, prosecutors may have set the stage for an even bigger prize: Yasser Arafat.

    That possibility was given a boost last week with Barghouti's conviction on...

  • Terrorist Leader

    By Ron Kampeas

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Mohammed Abu Abbas, the terrorist whose botched ocean-liner hijacking in 1985 ended in the murder of an elderly American Jew and set back the Palestinian cause, has died in American custody.

    His death, confirmed Tuesday by a U.S. official in Washington, buried the opportunity to put...

  • Israel and Saddam Share Long History

    By Dina Kraft

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Spewing anti-Israel vitriol was one of Saddam Hussein's specialties. Of all the leaders in the Arab world, Saddam seemed to have the most to say against Israel, and he seemed to say it the most often.

    Now that he has been captured and faces possible trial, experts are asking...

  • No Decision From Pollard Day in Court

    By Edwin Black

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    It didn't result in any decision, but just getting another day in court was a victory of sorts for Jonathan Pollard.

    Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1987 for spying for Israel, Pollard for years had tried to get a new hearing, arguing that his former counsel was inept and that the...

  • World Briefs

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Police: Suspects Financed Terror Indirectly

    There's no evidence that members of the Islamic Movement arrested this week in Israel used funds to directly finance terror attacks, Israeli police said.

    "We do not claim that the money was used to buy explosive belts" for suicide...

  • JDL Trial Set for October

    By Mike Levy

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The trial of Jewish Defense League (JDL) leaders Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel on criminal conspiracy charges in the alleged plot to detonate bombs at a mosque and a congressman's office is scheduled to begin in October. As Rubin and Krugel await their trial in a shared cell at the...

  • The Trials of Ted Deutsch

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Auschwitz survivor Tibor (Ted) Deutsch will never forget the dark day in 1944 that forever shaped his life. Deutsch was only 16 when he and his older brother, Georg, were among the 1,000 Jews assigned to slave labor at a Trzebinia subcamp assigned to the service the venerable German...

  • Milosevic in The Hague

    By Lawrence Douglas

    February 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "A triumph for the civilized world." So characterized The New York Times about the war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic that started this past week in The Hague.

    Certainly there is cause in the international legal community for such triumphalist sentiment. When the United Nations...

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