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  • Adelson sues Wall Street Journal reporter for libel

    February 25, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    Sheldon Adelson sued a Wall Street Journal reporter for libel for calling him “foul-mouthed.”

    The lawsuit filed on Feb. 22 seeks "damages, including aggravated, exemplary and special damages," for a December article co-written by Kate O'Keeffe. Only O’Keefe is named in the suit,...

  • Blood Libel 2012: Syrian Opposition member says Jews want Syrian blood for making matzo

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 29, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Syrian Opposition member Osama Al-Mallouhi blames Israel for helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad keep his stranglehold on power, despite more than a year of bloody protests and oppressive crackdowns. Why would Israel want to see the streets run with Syrian blood? Al-Mallouhi...

  • Defamatory to associate Romney with Sikh temple?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 6, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    Last month, Jay Leno showed a slide of Mitt Romney’s “summer home.” In fact, it was Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, a shrine of the Sikh faith. And now Leno and NBC are being sued over it.

    From Reuters and TheWrap:

    Dr. Randeep Dhillon, who does business as Bol Punjabi All Regions...

  • Netanyahu announces support for controversial libel law amendment

    November 21, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come out in support of a libel law amendment a day after Israeli journalists gathered to protest the bill.

    The libel law amendment has passed a first reading in the Knesset, and was scheduled for its second and third readings Monday night. The...

  • Hungarian court acquits Nazi hunter Zuroff of libel

    May 3, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    Nazi hunter Dr. Efraim Zuroff was acquitted by a Budapest court of libel charges leveled against him by an accused Hungarian Nazi war criminal.

    Zuroff, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was acquitted Tuesday by Judge Viktor Vadasz two days before his accuser, Dr. Sandor Kepiro,...

  • Budapest court tosses Zuroff libel case

    December 16, 2010 | 1:13 pm

    A Budapest court tossed a libel case against Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff when the 97-year-old plaintiff, Sandor Kepiro, did not appear for the final court date.

    The Central District Court in the Pest district dismissed the case Thursday, having warned Kepiro and his attorney on the...

  • Swedish paper published modern-day blood libel

    August 31, 2009 | 6:55 pm

    With the Palestinian family cited in the Swedish daily Aftonbladet now denying ever claiming that their son’s organs were “stolen” by the Israeli military, maybe the lurid and grotesque accusation published by the newspaper in mid-August will disappear.

    Maybe the idea of an...