State Must Do More to Prevent Political Muzzling

Tossing the Im Tirtzu libel suit is one step in the right direction to ensure freedom of speech; courts must make it more difficult to file unwarranted legal claims whose purpose is to prevent criticism.

One of the most significant findings of Jerusalem District Court Judge Refael Yacobi – who threw out the right-wing group Im Tirtzu's libel suit against a Facebook page named after the organization’s name, together with the word “fascist” – is that it would have behooved the organization not to...