In a not-so-recent turn of events, some losers from the ” only democracy in the middle east ” decided to sue two New Zealanders who sent the singer Lorde a letter asking her to not perform in Israel, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
By doing so, Lorde broke an Israeli law passed in 2011, in particular the one outlawing BDS.
Now, I’m no expert ( weird, I know ), but I don’t think it’s really possible to sue someone several thousand miles away for breaking a law in your country, when they’ve never been there and didn’t actually do anything.
According to the president of the group responsible for the suing, a Mrs. Darshan-Leitner, anyone can be sued under the law, regardless of their nationality, and she personally hopes legal agreements between Israel and New Zealand will help enforce any court ruling in favor of the plaintiffs.
Good fucking luck with that.
Let’s gloss over the people doing the suing.
Dashan-Leitner runs a group called Shurat HaDin, which claims to be a civil rights organisation.
In reality, it’s a front for the Mossad
In a classified cable from wikileaks, she told US embassy staff that the group “took direction” from Israeli spy agencies, including Mossad.
Soon after the group’s foundation, she told Reuters, “she was invited to Mossad headquarters for a consultation.”
In the 2007 cable, it is noted that Shurat HaDin “continues to receive evidence and witnesses from Israeli intelligence.”
Civil rights group Palestine Legal showed in a 2015 report that Shurat HaDin “threatened or initiated legal action against several organizations that have contemplated or passed BDS initiatives, including the Presbyterian Church (USA), the ASA [American Studies Association] and the Park Slope Food Coop.”
The report also details how Shurat HaDin in 2011 sued former US President Jimmy Carter for $5 million after he published his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.
The group also stopped a 2011 boat of activists headed for Gaza to break the Israeli siege by filing an anonymous legal complaint which alleged the vessel was not seaworthy.