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April 24, 2013 6:38 pm

Jewish 100: Nitsana Darshan-Leitner – Innovation

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Nitsana Darshan-Leitner. Photo: Israel Law Center

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Israel Law Center

Darshan-Leitner has spent her career going after terrorists and holding their financiers accountable. With more than a billion dollars won in judgments, she’s had great results. Having founded The Israeli Law Center (Shurat HaDin) in 2003, in 2012 alone, she won over $300 million in a case brought against Syria, and even launched proceedings against the U.S. State Department, claiming they were aiding Palestinian terrorism.

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  • Victor Redlick

    Yar shekoach for a splendid article, Ms. Darshan-Leitner.
    I am also sending you a response which will apparently be published in the Letters section of the National Post, in Toronto, in the next couple of days, on the subject of ‘ Hawking ‘. Below this one to your piece.
    I just had the honor of the eloquent Poli-Sci Prof. Gabi Ben-Dor’s presence in our midst from Haifa U. He’s a very special Jew and all-round exceptional man. People with ‘ saychel ‘, is what we are. The tragedy is that there are not nearly enough of us, by a proportion equal to light years.
    This was personal to you, the author respectfully.
    The National Post piece did not include the final two paragraphs below. I submitted this to The Atlantic.
    Chodesh tov, and chag sameach.
    BTW, Perhaps you could remove this portion before leaving it for your readers to see, on your site.
    Thank you,
    Victor
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    In so many words, these same malignantly toxic and dysfunctional Arabs of little human standing – led by PA President Mahmoud Abbas – wastefully muse the following:

    … that a hanging ICC-sanctioned threat of a – ” no Israelis are safe outside of the sovereignty of Israel ” – Damoclesean-like sword over their kosher heads would be integrally germane to the eventual collapse of the entire IDF (Israeli Defense Forces).

    First:

    Such a macabre delusion, continues to bait our sworn enemies into the time-tested, erroneous trap that all future Israeli recruits, as well as, the veteran active members and their honorably retired counterparts, would ultimately, and with deep-seated paranoia, fear ” legal ” prosecution and/or imprisonment almost everywhere Jews ‘ dangerously ‘ set foot abroad. The final result? No more enlistees, and in the bitter end, Judenfrei . ” In a pig’s eye! “, as the well-known non-kosher quote portends.

    Next:

    The National Post piece did not include the final two paragraphs below. I submitted this to The Atlantic.
    Chodesh tov, and chag sameach.
    Victor

    The utter stupidity of genius.

    It may meritoriously take none other than the uber-MENSA mind of a Stephen Hawking, to hold the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics, at England’s so-called venerable University of Cambridge; but any idiot with an ambilevous finger up his nose, or other bodily aperture within reach, can instantly deduce that the abrupt cancellation, of his scheduled visit to Israel – by the genius and corporeally-disadvantaged professor – is blatantly tied to his infamously begrudging university’s reputation to abjectly Boycott, Divest and Sanction the Jewish country, for nothing other than the usual destructively seditious and meritless reasons with which we are all, by now so historically inured.

    The world’s foremost research facility’s unconscionable demonstration of outward prejudice and discrimination, in this regard, is as odious and certainly unbecoming a pathology as it gets. Isn’t ” Cambridge ” where people go to study ‘ such stuff ‘ as the cosmos? Maybe they should introduce a faculty of ‘ Man’s (Destructive) Inhumanity to Man ‘, as an integral and accredited-worthy adjunct.

    Who gives birth to these frail and cursed human paradoxes? Are some of their unassuming parents somehow genetically predisposed to blame, or are the perpetrators, themselves, just unholy freaks of Earth’s sometimes intolerable nature?

    Terrestrially gifted as Prof. Hawking is, when it comes to comprehending and even personifying the advanced science of quantum physics; his relationship to more down to Earth issues fails him miserably.
    Ironic, as it is, if not for the most advanced technology afforded him personally, by incredibly innovative and prodigious Israeli minds, he would be sadly hard-pressed to communicate at all; literally.

    He seems to be showing his (lack of) appreciation in a most peculiar and incredulous way. Each new self-hating, goat-horned mannequin is just another lowly candidate to add to the head-shaking flesh and bones heap.
    A simple analogy would proffer that ” a hungry man relishes some enriching form of sustenance you are willing to graciously continue to ply him with, but that he would rather meet you on a street corner, than come to your house, to eat with you, because, as far as he is preternaturally concerned, your kitchen and dining area is filthy; but most certainly not your life-giving food. Ultimate admiration should always come at a significantly temporal price; and not based solely on creative scientific achievement; as it seems, for the time being, anyway.

  • Regarding your recent statement:

    “Hawking’s decision to join the boycott of Israel is quite hypocritical for an individual who prides himself on his whole intellectual accomplishment. His whole computer-based communications system runs on a chip designed by Israel’s Intel team. I suggest if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should also pull out his Intel Core i7 from his tablet,” said Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of Shurat HaDin.

    Are you postulating that because Hawking is using Israeli technology that he should justify bad behavior by the state of Israel? Are you saying that the technology is a payoff for Hawking to keep his mouth shut? Your position is quite pathetic and only highlights the fact that the Palestinians are persecuted by Israel. Congratulations…

    Praise I AM,
    Michael Idarecis

    • Victor Redlick

      Not at all. For someone as academically erudite as he no doubt is, it seems that other interests that he has, or doesn’t, lack qualified substance and a great measure of integrity. Ironically, by your response it is I who am not reading you clearly. Be that as it may.
      Thank you, nevertheless.

    • Response to Idarecis

      No, Michael. All she means is that if he intends to boycott Israel, then he should boycott it entirely! To that end, he should boycott (i.e., stop using) any Israeli products that he currently uses. If the gadgets that help him communicate are Israeli, then he should also boycott them. If he doesn’t do so, then he is quite simply a hypocrite.

      • Let us take your thinking to the end. WWII has seen some very incredible advancements in technology like the jet plate which was a NAZI project. Your flow of logic contradicts itself since there are plenty of Jewish people on Airplanes and there are even more with Mercedes Benz and BMW automobiles. You see my point about her motivations were on point.

    • Al Talena

      You didn’t respond or show that her view is wrong. All you did was call names. That’s pathetic.

      • Please demonstrate in my first statement where you say was “call names”.

        Just in case it was difficult for you to read it the first time here is my first statement in regard to her quote:

        “Are you postulating that because Hawking is using Israeli technology that he should justify bad behavior by the state of Israel? Are you saying that the technology is a payoff for Hawking to keep his mouth shut? Your position is quite pathetic and only highlights the fact that the Palestinians are persecuted by Israel. Congratulations…”

        Delighted to hear your response lol

        Praise I AM,
        Michael Idarecis

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