A Sensational Libel Case Grips Israel

From a New York Times story by Isabel Kershner headlined “A Sensational Libel Case Grips Israel, Featuring Two Former Prime Ministers”:

TEL AVIV — Benjamin Netanyahu, who left office a year ago, his wife, Sara, and their eldest son, Yair, are suing his predecessor as Israel’s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, for libel after his description of them as “mentally ill” and in need of psychiatric treatment.

Mr. Olmert, for his part, is unapologetic about the aspersions he cast on the Netanyahu family in two interviews around the time of a bitter and inconclusive election in the spring of 2021.