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Channel 10 news chief threatens libel suit

Rami Sadan, the new Channel 10 executive who allegedly made racist comments about Mizrahi Jews yesterday, issues another denial, this time on Facebook, saying he is mulling a defamation suit, apparently against Haaretz, which broke the report.

“It upsets me that since this morning people are anonymously quoting things I never said,” he writes. “I am looking seriously at the option of filing a libel claim.”

He goes on to praise the Shas party, which figured prominently in his alleged comments, and which has threatened to vote against coalition measures unless he is ousted.

“The Shas movement brought about a revolution in the State of Israel,” Sadan says, and goes on to assert that “since this morning we have been making an effort to contact Minister Rabbi Aryeh Deri, who has yet to respond.”

He goes on to imply that the leak about his alleged comments targeted him due to the fact that he is religious.

“The media should be lovingly open to all opinions and communities in Israel,” he writes. “We will only benefit from it.”

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