The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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August 29, 2013

Family faces frustration of court fight after grief of terror bombing

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The Wultzes and Wolosky said they still expect Shaya to testify, even over Israel’s objections. Wolosky acknowledged that Shaya’s statements could be critical to his clients’ case — proving that Bank of China officials chose not to act on Israel’s warnings about certain accounts being linked to terrorist groups — but said he would still have a shot at victory if Shaya doesn’t testify.

“It’s certainly going to be helpful to have eyewitness testimony from an individual who was in some of those meetings,” Wolosky said. “It’s certainly not the only way we can succeed in our case, but it would be very helpful to us.”

Although legal experts say the Wultzes will have a difficult time getting the $323 million owed to them by Syria and Iran, the couple says they remain optimistic and view the ruling itself as a major victory for their cause.

“If we can get that message conveyed by the outcome of the judgment against Syria and Iran to the government of any country that is thinking about participating in terrorism in any way, shape or form, maybe they’ll decide against it,” Tuly Wultz said.

Daniel’s parents set up a charitable foundation in his memory, through which they send students on educational trips to Israel and helped develop an iTunes application called Mitzvah Project for Jewish teens preparing for their bar or bat mitzvahs.

If they ever recover the money from Syria and Iran, the Wultzes said they have ideas for programs and other ways to help carry out their mission “to stand up for justice and peace and against terrorism,” Sheryl Wultz said.

She said she’s heartened by the reach of the Daniel Cantor Wultz Foundation and its social media pages, which have led to connections all over the world.

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