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Economy and Society: February 23, 2013

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A new report by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) concludes that people and organizations with economic means use libel (SLAPP) suits to silence criticism. Attorney Avner Pinchuk, the report’s author, claims that “the primary effect of these law suits is not legal but public: a silencing of criticism leveled against the plaintiff, and harming of those who interfere with his affairs. (ACRI)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 23rd, 2013 at 10:03 am

Military and Security Forces: October 28, 2012

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The IDF is pressuring Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein to indict “Jenin, Jenin” director Mohammed Bakri for libel, despite the failure of previous attempts to indict him for the same charge. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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October 28th, 2012 at 8:21 am

Political: March ‎‏8‏‎, 2012‎

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MK Zion Finian (Likud) and others have proposed a bill that adds to the current law the measures of closing down local newspapers or limiting their ability to publish on certain topics in cases of recurring libel.

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March 8th, 2012 at 2:06 pm