Shurat HaDin may not be a familiar name to you, but it is a name becoming increasingly familiar to terrorist groups, boycott organizers, and Israel delegitimizers all over the world. It has just become painfully familiar to the organizers of the failed Gaza flotilla.
As stated on its website, the mission of Shurat HaDin is simple: Shurat HaDin–Israel Law Center is an Israeli based civil rights organization and world leader in combating terrorist organizations and those that support them through lawsuits litigated in courtrooms around the world. Fighting for the rights of hundreds of terror victims, Shurat HaDin seeks to bankrupt the terror groups and grind their criminal activities to a halt – one lawsuit at a time.”
In the past few months Shurat HaDin sent letters to maritime insurance companies informing them that they will be legally liable for any future terrorist attacks emanating from Gaza (including Qassam rocket attacks) if they knowingly insure a flotilla boat carrying material goods to Hamas. As a result Lloyd’s of London and other major insurers declared they would not insure flotilla vessels.
Shurat HaDin also sent a letter to the Greek government questioning the seaworthiness of the flotilla vessels with the attendant legal ramifications to Greece should the Greek government allow the vessels to sail from Greek ports. As a result, the Greek government used the Shurat HaDin letter as part of its rationale for not allowing the flotilla ships to sail.
Who is the driving force behind Shurat HaDin? Its founder–attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner. Leitner had this to say in a recent interview: “We have $1 billion-worth of rulings against terror entities, including $600 million that have been seized and frozen. These are assets that will eventually find their way to the victims.”
Remember Shurat HaDin and Nitsana Darshan-Leitner— methodically and legally going after Israel’s enemies.
Addendum. Must Read Article:
The Economic Case For Supporting Israel
George Gilder, Wall Street Journal, 7.6.11
A brilliant exposition of Israel’s economic prowess and importance.
“America’s enemies understand deeply and intuitively that no U.S. goals or resources in the Middle East are remotely as important as Israel. Why don’t we?”
“In the face of a global campaign to boycott its goods, and an ever-ascendant shekel, it raised its exports 19.9% in 2010′s fourth quarter and 27.3% in the first quarter of 2011.”
“At a time of acute recession, debt overhang, suicidal energy policy and venture capitalists who hope to sustain the U.S. economy and defense with Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, U.S. defense and prosperity increasingly depend on the ever-growing economic and technological power of Israel.”