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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 12:38 PM

Left wing Israeli think tank trolls Benjamin Netanyahu and his son Yair in libel suit

Source: Independent


Parts of lawsuit text borrowed from the case Netanyahu family lawyer won for the prime minister in similar libel case earlier this year

Bethan McKernan Beirut @mck_beth 3 hours ago



An Israeli think tank which is suing Yair Netanyahu, the 26-year-old son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has managed to get the younger man’s lawyer to call his own words ‘delusional’ after reusing the text of a lawsuit the prime minister brought against a journalist in its case against him.

Molad, a left-leaning institution which describes itself as ‘the centre for the renewal of Israeli democracy’, decided to sue the younger Mr Netanyahu for libel last week after he refused to apologise for comments in a Facebook post which branded the organisation “The Fund for the Destruction of Israel, funded by Soros and the European Union.”

He accused Molad of “threatening me in the style of the Sicilian mafia. Actually, the term Bolsheviks suits them better”.

The Netanyahus’ family lawyer Yossi Cohen called Molad’s 140,000 shekels (£30,000) suit “delusional”.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/benjamin-netanyahu-sonyair-israel-think-tank-left-wing-molad-facebook-social-media-a7888446.html

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