Netanyahu wins defamation lawsuit against Ehud Olmert on 1 of 2 counts

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Netanyahu wins defamation lawsuit against Ehud Olmert on 1 of 2 counts
Incoming prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sued former prime minister Ehud Olmert for saying that the Netanyahu family is crazy.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Published: NOVEMBER 21, 2022

Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu won his defamation lawsuit against former prime minister Ehud Olmert in one of two counts on Monday, according to the ruling by Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court Deputy President Amit Yariv.

Yariv found that Olmert’s claim that essentially said the Netanyahus are crazy was too close to sounding like he was describing a medical fact, whereas he had no clear basis for attacking the Netanyahus in this way, other than hearsay.

The court fined Olmert NIS 20,000 regarding Netanyahu himself, NIS 35,000 regarding his wife, Sara, and NIS 7,500 regarding Yair, with the low amount being connected to his attacking others as being crazy. Further, Yariv granted NIS 35,000 against Olmert and in favor of Netanyahu for court and legal costs.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-722948
 
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