My favorite kind of show trial: one that shows the good guys winning, and the bad guys taking a beating. We need a lot more of those - instead of bacon-related "crimes" that lead to trials ending in conviction and a prison sentence.
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner has headed one trial after another where justice has prevailed. She's known as "the woman who makes terrorists squirm." Why? She's a lawyer. She and her team use the law with this goal: "Bankrupt terrorism. One lawsuit at a time." They have created Shurat HaDin - the Israel Law Center.
So far, the lawsuits brought into court by the Israel Law Center have been awarded over one BILLION dollars. And the Israel Law Center has collected over ONE HUNDRED TWENTY MILLION. All of this has been given to the victims of terrorism.
Nitsana has been
rated one of the 50 most influential Israelis.
On top of everything else, Nitsana is a wife and mother of six, including triplets.
When I asked her about her childhood, the one thing that stood out for her was her family's emphasis on justice.
Getting justice has very clearly stayed central in her life.