The Tel Aviv District Court rejected Yair Netanyahu’s appeal of the verdict of the Magistrate’s Court in the defamation lawsuit filed against him by Avi Alkalay, a former senior editor at Walla.
The Magistrate’s Court ordered Yair to compensate Avi Alkalay in the amount of NIS 250,000. [USD 73,275]
After the appeal was rejected, Netanyahu will be obligated to pay Alkalay a further funding of legal expenses in the amount of approximately 30 thousand shekels. The total payment Yair will have to make to Alkalay has accumulated to about 400 thousand shekels. [117,250 USD]
Alkalay filed the lawsuit in 2019 after Yair accused him of being planted by the Wexner Foundation as part of conspiracy against his father, then-prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and stating that he should be arrested and prosecuted.
Yair Netanyahu now intends to file an appeal with the Supreme Court against the verdict.
Source: Arutz Sheva
Header: FILE – In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, second from left, and son Yair, left, pose for a photo in Tel Aviv, Israel, ahead of the World Holocaust Forum. As the scandal-plagued prime minister stands trial for corruption, his 28-year-old son has emerged as a driving force in a counterattack against critics and the state institutions prosecuting the longtime Israeli leader. A favorite of the prime minister’s nationalistic base and far right leaders around the world, Yair Netanyahu has become a fixture in the news. (Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)