Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lumish on Nothing Left Radio

Michael Lumish

Nothing LeftI had the privilege of speaking with my friend Michael Burd of the Nothing Left show on J-AIR radio out of Melbourne, Australia, yesterday and our conversation is available here at the 3:50 mark and is about ten minutes long.

We discussed the Reem's case.

As I continue to ponder this thing, the question that keeps coming into my head is how it is that a young Palestinian-Arab woman, Rasmea Odeh, goes from being a genocidal Jew killer in 1969 to a feminist leader in the United States in 2016?

Now, I understand obviously that Rasmea's friends do not consider her a "genocidal Jew killer"... despite the fact that she is unquestionably a genocidal Jew killer.

Her admirers and supporters consider her a fighter for social justice.

They believe that she is innocent of the brutal slaughter of Edward Joffee and Leon Kanner and that the confession was raped out of her after 25 days in an Israeli prison.

Professor William Jacobson of the Cornell University of Law is probably the top expert on this matter and in the twenty-five minutes below he lays out the case for why Rasmea Odeh is unquestionably guilty of murder.


  1. "We demand justice 4 Odeh"

    Well, they got it. Now how do they like it?

  2. Well, a certain portion of the left has always supported stone cold genocidal killers and regular killers in support of "the revolution." The list is long and shows no sign of ending. Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the death of one of their monstrous mass murdering heroes; Che Guevara.

  3. https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/10/reems-oakland-bakery-drops-lawsuit-seeking-to-silence-protests-against-mural-of-terrorist-rasmea-odeh/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LegalInsurrection+%28Le%C2%B7gal+In%C2%B7sur%C2%B7rec%C2%B7tion%29

    The bakery owner, Reem Assil, tried to obtain an ex parte Temporary Restraining Order preventing the protests from taking place in front of the bakery, but was denied by the court.

    The relief sought was pretty sweeping (and unconstitutional), including keeping protester Michael Lumish, and two others from protesting near the bakery, and even trying to restrain Lumish’s blog writing about Reem’s. The details are in my post, Reem’s Oakland bakery seeks Ct order halting protests over terrorist mural.

    Despite the legal threats, protests continued outside the bakery, as we reported in Vigils continue for Rasmea Odeh’s victims outside Reem’s Oakland Bakery despite legal threats.

    Lumish was represented by attorneys Mitch Danzig and Evan Nadel of Mintz Levin. The representation was arranged through the StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department of the pro-Israel StandWithUs group.

    The cases were scheduled for a hearing on October 19 on the request for injunctive relief. That request had close to zero chance of success because Assil was trying to suppress constitutionally protected speech, and also was asking the court to engage in a prior restraint of speech by Lumish on his blog.

    Legal Insurrection has learned that the case against Lumish and the two other protesters has been dismissed by Assil, as reflected on the Court dockets.

    The dismissal came after Mintz Levin, on behalf of Lumish, served notice on Assil’s lawyer of an intent to invoke the California anti-SLAPP statute.

    That statute, similar to anti-SLAPP statutes in many other states, provides an early means of dismissal for lawsuits brought to silence constitutionally protected speech on matters of public controversy, such as the mural in Reem’s Bakery honoring a terrorist. If the judge found the anti-SLAPP statute applied, Assil would have had to pay the defendant’s attorney’s fees and costs.

    Faced with the legal reality that the attempt to use a lawsuit to silence protected speech could boomerang and force Assil to pay the protesters’ legal fees, Assil dropped the cases.

    Mintz Levin declined to comment at this time. Yael Lerman, Director, StandWithUs Saidoff Legal department, provided the following statement: “We are thrilled for the Respondents that this meritless lawsuit was dismissed and especially proud of our partnership on this case with the Mintz Levin law firm. This is a prime example of what can be achieved when we partner with pro-bono attorneys to help those in need.”

  4. https://www.scribd.com/document/356852428/Reem-Assil-v-Lumish-Request-for-Restraining-Order-Redacted