The Case

Home The Case The Holy Land Foundation trial is political and nothing more. It is a result of post 9/11 hysteria that has targeted Muslim and Arab Americans. It’s unimaginable that the United States government — a strong supporter of humanitarian aid — would shut down a charity organization based on foreign claims. Clearly, this … Read more

Case goes to jury (September 19, 2007)

The jury mostly sat still, blank-faced and wide-awake on Wednesday, September 19, 2007. After listening to a third day of closing arguments and jury instructions, jurors left the courtroom to begin deliberation. As Linda Moreno — defense attorney for Ghassan Elashi — spoke, all four prosecutors leaned their chairs back and forth. Maybe it was … Read more

Another Israeli agent testifies (August 15, 2007)

Some jurors glimpsed down at their nails, while others took frequent peeks at the clock. The jury seemed unimpressed by yet another anonymous witness with the Israeli government on Wednesday, August 15, 2007. As prosecutor Elisabeth Shapiro began the direct examination of an advisor with the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) who used the pseudonym of … Read more

$156M Terrorism Damage Award Thrown Out

By JOHN O’CONNORAssociated Press December 28, 2007 A federal appeals court overturned a $156 million award Friday against U.S.-based Muslim activists for their involvement in the terrorist death of an American teenager in the West Bank more than a decade ago. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the judge in the case had … Read more

Agent testifies 5th day (August 2, 2007)

The now 16-member jury was more attentive on Thursday, August 2, 2007. With less fidgeting and mid-day snoozes, more eyes were open and looking at the documents that the United States government lawyers displayed on screens. Some eyes even moved toward U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish, who overruled almost all of the defense teams’ … Read more

Web Albums

Web Albums Mistrial (18)Oct 23, 2007Family Gathering (5)Sep 3, 2007Daily Courthouse Vigils (24)Aug 11, 2007Sunday picnics (9)Aug 11, 2007Mr. Elashi family photos (3)Jul 21, 2007Mr. Abu-Baker family photos (3)Jul 20, 2007Mr. El-Mezain family photos (3)Jul 20, 2007Mr. Odeh family photos (7)Jul 20, 2007HLF (24)Jul 15, 2007