July 29, 2015

Israel's Shurat HaDin fights terrorism, BDS through lawsuits

Igal HechtIsrael Correspondent

I recently visted the Jerusalem headquarters of Shurat HaDin, the civil rights organization that uses the legal system to fight terrorism against Israel.

"Money is the oxygen for the terror organizations," says Shurat HaDin director Nitsana Darshan, "and if we can stop the flow of the money we can stop the flow of terrorism."

They've filed successful lawsuits against the PLO, Hamas and other terror groups with settlements totaling $2 billion, of which $200 million has been awarded to victims.

They also target banks to discourage them from doing business with terrorists.

Shurat HaDin also advocates against the BDS movement and its comparison of Israel to apartheid South Africa.

Darshan says that while the anti-Israel boycotts have little financial impact, the movement's anti-Israel propaganda is warping the minds of many impressionable university students.

(Cameraman: Lior Cohen)

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commented 2015-08-02 20:14:42 -0400
Alex I have never understood why so many “protesters” prefer oil from countries which have no environmental concerns or worse how they treat women. What is wrong with our “anti everything” group in Canada. They all drive to the protests, type on computers made from oil byproducts etc etc. It just seems so hypocritical.
commented 2015-07-30 14:57:41 -0400
Shurat HaDin says it perfectly “Money is oxygen is for terrorist organizations”. Why does the west buy oil from them? Why does Canada allow terrorist oil to flow westward in our pipelines but refuse to send Canadian oil eastbound. The oilsands are by far more ethical. Keystone, by far, is more ethical. The economics of this is by far more sensible and just. Cut off their oil revenues and the terrorists will dissolve into oblivion. How good will that be for us? Is it not a crime to finance criminal activities?