ZOA Condemns Obama Admin for Aiding PLO-PA In Terror Case
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) criticized the Obama administration today for aiding the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in a terrorism lawsuit pending in a federal court in New York, in which the jury found the PLO and PA liable for millions of dollars in damages for their role in several terrorist attacks in Israel that resulted in the murder and maiming of innocent American citizens. Late last Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice submitted to the Court a “Statement of Interest of the United States of America,” urging the Court to consider the harmful effect that a bond requirement would have on the PLO and the PA, after the PLO and PA claimed that they could not afford to post a bond while their appeal is pending.
ZOA National Board Member David Schoen, Esq. was lead counsel during parts of the pre-trial phase of the Sokolow case. (He is lead counsel in several other terrorism cases, including one against Syria.) Mr. Schoen argued key pre-trial motions and obtained critical documents and deposition testimony from convicted terrorists, which confirmed the PA and PLO’s complicity in these heinous terrorist attacks.