Former IDF Spokesman Drops Haaretz, Yedioth Ahronoth From Libel Suit

Benayahu suing over ad that accused him, former CoS Ashkenazi and Boaz Harpaz of 'putsch’ during the infighting over the appointment of successor to Ashkenazi.

Avi Benayahu, the former chief spokesman for the Israeli army. asked the Central District Court on Thursday to amend a libel lawsuit to include Ilan Shiloah, the CEO of the local affiliate of the McCann Erickson advertising agency. The claim is based on an ad featuring Benayahu that appeared in Haaretz and in the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper in 2011.