Doe I et al v. State of Israel et al

District of Columbia, dcd-1:2002-cv-01431

ORDER granting {{9}} MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by CONGREAGATION RINAT YISRAEL, RABBI YOSEF ADLER, ARNON HILLER, granting {{37}} MOTION to Dismiss filed by STATE OF ISRAEL, ARIEL SHARON, NATAN SHARANKSI, BINYAMIN BEN ELIEZER, SHIMON PERES, UZI LANDAU, MEIR SHEETRIT, ISRAEL GENERAL SECURITY SERVICE, AVI DICHTER, ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES, SHAUL MOFAZ, AMOS GILAD, AHARON ZE'EVI FARKASH, AMOS YARON, and granting {{34}} MOTION to Dismiss MOTION Directing Plaintiffs' to Serve a More Concise Statement of Plaintiffs' Claims and the Identification of the Plaintiffs MOTION Directing Plaintiffs' to Serve a More Concise Statement of Plaintiffs' Claims and the Identification of the Plaintiffs filed by ONE ISRAEL FUND and RUTH KOHN, and dismissing plaintiffs' action as to ALL DEFENDANTS. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 11/10/2005. (lcjdb1)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JOHN DOE I, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Civil Action No. 02-1431 (JDB) STATE OF ISRAEL, et al., Defendants. ORDER Upon consideration of the motions to dismiss filed by the Rinat defendants1 and the Israeli defendants,2 and the entire record herein, and for the reasons stated in the memorandum opinion filed on this date, it is hereby ORDERED that the motions to dismiss are GRANTED; and it is further ORDERED that plaintiffs' action is dismissed as to all remaining defendants in this 1 The Rinat defendants are: Congregation Rinat Yisrael, Rabbi Yosef Adler, and Arnon Hiller. 2 The Israeli defendants are: the State of Israel, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (individually and in his official capacity as former Israeli Minister of Defense), Natan Sharanski (individually and in his official capacity as Israeli Minister of Construction and Housing), Binyamin Ben Eliezer (individually and in his capacity as Israeli Minister of Defense), Shimon Peres (individually and in his capacity as Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs), Uzi Landau (individually and in his capacity as Israeli Minister of Internal Security), Meir Sheetrit (individually and as Israeli Minister of Justice), The Israeli General Security Service ("Shin Bet"), Avi Dichter (head of Shin Bet), Israeli Defense Forces ("IDF"), Lieutenant General Shaul Mofaz (individually and as Chief of the General Staff), Major General Amos Gilad (individually and as the IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza), Major General Aharon Ze'evi Farkash (individually and as IDF Director of Military Intelligence), Amos Yaron (individually and in his capacity as Secretary General of the Defense Ministry, and also as former Brigadier General and Commandant of IDF forces in Beirut, Lebanon), and one hundred anonymous members of the Israeli military ("Moes 1-100"). action.3 /s/ John D. Bates JOHN D. BATES United States District Judge Dated: November 10, 2005 Copies to: Maher H. Hanania HANANIA & KHADER 6066 Leesburg Pike Suite 101 Falls Church, VA 22041-2220 (703) 778-2400 Email: Counsel for Plaintiffs Jean Engelmayer Kalicki ARNOLD & PORTER, LLP 555 12th Street, NW Room 1197 Washington, DC 20004-1206 (202) 942-5000 Fax: (202) 942-5999 Email: Robert Neil Weiner ARNOLD & PORTER 555 12th Street, NW Room 1251 Washington, DC 20004-1200 (202) 942-5855 Fax: (202) 942-5999 Email: Ori Lev UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Civil Division/Federal Programs Branch P.O. Box 883 Washington, DC 20044 3 The action against other "settler" defendants, identified in footnote 4 of the accompanying memorandum opinion, is also dismissed for the reasons stated therein. (202) 514-2395 Fax: (202) 318-7589 Email: David O. Bickart KAYE SCHOLER LLP 901 15th Street, NW Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005-2329 (202) 682-3503 Fax: (202) 414-0310 Email: Kurt J. Hamrock MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE LLP 1900 K Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20006-0110 (202) 496-7500 Fax: (202) 496-7756 Email: Stephen B. Shapiro HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP 2099 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 100 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 955-3000 Counsel for defendants and interested parties