‘You can lose even if it’s the truth’

Chicago-based journal Electronic Intifada has published an article by journalist Charlotte Silver entitled “Journalist David Sheen faces lawsuit from Israeli general Israel Ziv”. The piece quotes Israeli legal analyst and journalist Yuval Yoaz, commenting on the legal challenges Sheen is facing:

“The legal arrangements in the [Israeli] law regarding defamation are not favorable to the free press… It’s really easy to sue for libel… And you can lose a case if you’re being sued, even if what you wrote is the actual truth.”

Click here to read the full article.

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