Right sues left: The liabilities of Israeli libel cases
The Im Tirtzu lawsuit, largely rejected this week, was latest in political battle being fought in courtrooms. Does tactic pay off or backfire?
The libel suit of the right-wing organization Im Tirtzu against five left-wing activists who described it a fascist movement in a Facebook page, a lawsuit that started with a roar, ended with a wheeze this week as the Jerusalem District Court rejected the majority of the suit’s claims. The decision by Judge Refael Yacobi to reject the bulk of the suit joins a long list of similar court...
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