An American family suing the Bank of China in a US terrorism case accused Israel on Tuesday of caving in to Chinese pressure by blocking a key witness from testifying.
Attorney Lee Wolosky, a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, is suing Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) in a $1 billion terror finance class action for Colombian plaintiffs. He’s also suing Bank of China Ltd. for allegedly funneling money from Iran to a Palestinian terrorist group.
Moral issues with Israeli government’s decision to back out of a legal lawsuit against the Chinese bank funding terrorism.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reputation could be put to the test this month in a landmark court case that could force him to choose between supporting victims of Palestinian terror and risking a diplomatic rift with China.
Israel has unexpectedly hit the brakes in a U.S. court case centered on allegations that the Bank of China knowingly let cash flow to Palestinian militants.
A decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein that Bank Hapoalim does not have to produce a witness from Israel could impair Bank of China’s defense against charges of knowingly providing funding for the 2006 terrorist attack that killed an American teenager.
Bank of China saw its subpoena of an Israeli bank quashed this month by a New York federal judge. Bank of China is being sued in connection with the 2006 terror attack that killed 16-year-old Daniel Wultz.