search

Court orders Netanyahu family to testify in libel suit against Olmert

Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive for a court hearing on their lawsuit against former premier Ehud Olmert, at the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on January 10, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/POOL)
Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara arrive for a court hearing on their lawsuit against former premier Ehud Olmert, at the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on January 10, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/POOL)

A court orders the Netanyahu family to take the witness stand in its libel case against former prime minister Ehud Olmert, Channel 13 reports.

According to the report, members of the opposition leader’s family will be forced to testify in the case, in which Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife and son, Yair, are suing Olmert for questioning their sanity.

The judge in the libel case has also reportedly rejected a request from Netanyahu’s lawyers to toss out the list of witnesses summoned  by Olmert, including the family’s personal doctor.

The next hearing is slated for June 12 in the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court.

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed