Analysis: Counter-terror teamwork hangs in the balance

Jerusalem Post
August 11, 2014
Yonah Jeremy Bob

There is nothing straightforward regarding the Arab Bank terror finance case about to make US legal history in it’s final showdown.

An Israeli banking expert was ready to testify on the bank’s behalf, about how far advanced it was beyond even Israel’s banking practices in complying with the new harsher post-9/11 standards for checking US Office of Foreign Assets Control suspicious persons.

It was ready to bring testimony and public statements by US officials about its free-from- terror connections bona fides.

The bank had won in US federal courts on similar cases and overlapping evidence, including a chart where a judge showed that some of the most egregious fund transfers to terrorists occurred when the they were not yet on official watch-lists.

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