Court asked to reject Olmert libel suit

By RON FRIEDMAN
March 17, 2011 19:38

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The State Attorney’s Office submitted a request to the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court on Thursday to reject out of hand a libel lawsuit filed by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert against State Attorney Moshe Lador.

Olmert filed the lawsuit against Lador and Haaretz in January after Lador had made statements about Olmert in an interview to the local daily, which Olmert claimed harmed his reputation.

In the petition, the state argued that Lador was immune from lawsuits over his statements by the Libel Prohibition Law, which provides special exemptions for public officials who make statement in their line of duty.

The state also argued that Lador’s statements were not libelous, but based on undisputed facts and that Olmert should have agreed to respond to the statements when he was asked for a response by the newspaper.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 16, 2018
EU's Tusk calls on China, US, Russia not to start trade wars

By REUTERS