Thought you might find the view of the Israeli press interesting, in these excerpts from the Jerusalem Post's coverage (under the headline "No conviction in Al Arian trial") of the Al-Arian verdict, especially how it downplays the overwhelming number of not guilty verdicts:
US prosecution suffered a blow Tuesday when its high profile terror
case against a Florida professor, accused with assisting the
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), ended with no conviction.
"Israel has played a major role in the prosecution, providing
countless documents regarding the conduct of the Palestinian Islamic
Jihad and sending over 50 witnesses to testify on the horror of the
suicide attacks carried out by the Islamic Jihad. [note: the Post is wrong here; only a handful of Israelis were actually called to court.]
"But though the prosecution put on an impressive lengthy
presentation, describing the murderous attacks of the Palestinian
Islamic Jihad against Israelis and trying to make the connection
between professor Al-Arian and these attacks, the jury was not
convinced that the Florida computer science professor's actions crossed
the line between legitimate political support to the Palestinian cause
and active aid to a terror group."