Thursday in the magistrate court of tel Aviv, the hearings of the parties at the suit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah against the journalist of the newspaper «Yediot Ahronot» Yigal Sarna.
We are talking about a lawsuit filed in connection with the publication by Yigal Sarnau post on the social network facebook. The post was published on 20 March 2016.
The journalist wrote that in the middle of the night on highway No. 1 stopped a government convoy, including four armored vehicles and accompanied by a large security. According to him, from one of the cars of a woman screaming, and then the car left the elderly man with whom the woman did not want to go to one machine. Yigal Sarna didn’t name names, but he noted that the incident makes «a man a laughing stock in the eyes of his guards, and the whole country.»
In the lawsuit, prepared by attorney Yossi Cohen, on behalf of the couple Netanyahu, said that the story Sarny is not a word of truth, and the post was named blatant, vile lies. Wife Netanyahu expect the journalist compensation in the amount of 280 thousand shekels.
At the last meeting of the court, the lawyer Sarny Avigdor Feldman changed his line of defense. If you are still a journalist and his lawyer insisted that written in the post is true, today, Feldman said that it was a parody.
According to Feldman, «the Prime Minister is a convenient and legitimate target for criticism and slander». The lawyer also said that «whoever is afraid of heat, don’t need to go to the kitchen,» and the claim that Netanyahu is trying to force a journalist to shut up.