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Israel - Netanyahu Sues TV Station, Newspaper for 1M Shekels Each

Published on: March 29, 2011 07:34 AM
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu takes part in his party's faction meeting in the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, March 28, 2011. (AP Photos/Bernat Armangue)Israel - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has filed libel lawsuits against television Channel 10 and the newspaper Maariv, for 1 million shekels each. The lawsuit against Channel 10 concerns a report aired by the channel, about a 2005 document that allegedly lists the donors to one of Netanyahu’s political campaigns.

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The lawsuit against Maariv concerns an allegation that the Netanyahu and his wife Sarah spent 60,000 shekels on a single meal, for which they were reimbursed by guests from abroad. 

“Before publication of the report, Mr. Netanyahu made clear to the defendants that there is no basis for what is said in it, but the defendants did not let facts confuse them and were quick to publish the libelous items,” Netanyahu said in his lawsuit.



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 Mar 29, 2011 at 08:45 AM cbd Says:

it's about time someone sue those leftist slander machienes!
Who better than Bibi!

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 09:49 AM Torahjew Says:

Great BiBi knock those leftists down from their holier than though perch

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 Mar 29, 2011 at 01:39 PM Nobody Says:

Even in America that might meet the "reckless disregard" standard for libel of a public figure.

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