Court rules to ease restrictions on Goldblatt

The Tel Aviv District Court ruled Thursday to ease the conditions of actor Hanan Goldblatt's house arrest. Goldblatt, indicted in August on charges including rape, obtaining a benefit by deceit, committing an indecent act and committing sodomy, received permission to leave his sister's home in Kfar Hess for daily walks within the borders of the community. Goldblatt made two additional requests: that he be allowed to make a film on an ultra-Orthodox theme, and that he be permitted to stay at a female friend's house two days a week. Judge Noga Arad will rule on these petitions next Thursday. Click here to read more.