Cross examination of FBI agent begins (Oct. 3, 2008)

The prosecutors’ virtual pendulum swinging over the defendants was lifted hundreds of feet above on Friday, Oct. 2, 2008 as defense attorneys began cross-examining FBI agent Lara Burns. The government attorneys’ tinted arguments and bogus theories presented during the past four days were quickly crushed, making way for the genuine truth behind the Holy Land … 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

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

A day of video evidence (July 31, 2007)

All eyes were on the screen Tuesday, July 31, 2007 as government lawyers played more than a dozen clips throughout the day. Echoing off the high courtroom walls were the sounds of Palestinian nasheed — traditional Arabic songs that express the continuing oppression that Palestinians face. The many sights included children throwing rocks at armed … Read more