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Netanyahu's son ordered to pay libel damages

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Yair Netanyhahu, 17 August 2017 [Image: facebook.com/Yair Hun]

A Magistrates Court in Tel Aviv has ordered the eldest son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to pay NIS 286,000 ($71,000) in libel damages to a female Israeli journalist, the Times of Israel reported on Sunday.

Yair Netanyahu has repeatedly accused the former Walla news site editor Avi Alkalay of being a collaborator and affiliate of the Wexner Foundation, which he claims is a funder of NGOs and left-wing political campaigns. The libel case is also related to the indictments against the Prime Minister on three charges of corruption.

Netanyahu Junior did not defend the case in court, but said that he will appeal against the judgement.

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