Israeli Court Throws Out Slander Suit by Mayoral Crony Against Hadera City Councilor

Freedom of expression, public's right to know outweigh protection of a public figure's reputation, judge rules.

The Haifa Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday dismissed a slander suit brought by a politically connected businessman from Hadera against a city council member from the opposition, saying that the principles of freedom of expression and of information outweighed protection of a public figure's reputation.