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Judiciary: December 25, 2012

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Rabbi Elitzur Segal was convicted of insulting a public servant after he penned an article which criticezed the IDF’s Chief Rabbi. (Arutz7)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 25th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Judiciary: January 25, 2012

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Michael Azoulay has been charged with insulting a public servant due to an article he published in which he criticized Yaakov Nagel, who holds a senior position in the Defense Ministry, for his role in the development of the Iron Dome missile defense system and the thwarting of the importation of a laser canon for the defense of southern communities.

(Hebrew)

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January 25th, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Closed Society: 11 January, 2011

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A lawyer will be ordered to pay compensation to a policeman whom he assaulted and insulted after having his vehicle pulled over for committing a traffic violation. According to the indictment, the lawyer pushed the policeman, Yadid Ka’abiya, insulted him and added: “I will get you in trouble… we’ll see how long you remain in the police, buddy… I’ll show this Arab, I’ll have you kicked out of the police force… you’re an Arab nothing.”

(Hebrew)

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January 11th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Police: 23 December, 2010

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Udi Hirsch, deputy editor of the Walla news portal, told the assembly of the Council of Journalism that he had recently been summoned for an investigation following an item he published about flyers published by settlers, criticizing the commander of the Samaria Division, Colonel Itzik Bar. He said that he was interrogated under warning, on suspicion of having insulted a public servant. “In as much as I can understand, the report had nothing that would justify this,” said Hirsch. “No violation of a gag order, no violation of a censorship order, no possession of prohibited documents. An organization such as the Council of Journalism should give this some attention.” (Hebrew)

Correction [26 December, 2010]:  the journalist summoned for investigation was not Udi Hirsch but rather, military correspondent Yehoshua Breiner. Hirsch was the person who reported the event to the Council of Journalism.


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December 25th, 2010 at 9:30 pm