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Court rejects lawsuit by doctors against official who called them ‘COVID deniers’

The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court rejects a libel lawsuit filed by a group of doctors against a senior Health Ministry official who called them “coronavirus deniers.”

The suit was filed over a comment by Sharon Alroy-Preis against a group of physicians called the Israeli Public Emergency Council For The Covid19 Crisis, which has been vocally decrying the policy of imposing restrictions and whose publications have gained traction among anti-vaccination activists.

The court rejects the NIS 150,000 ($47,500) lawsuit, but expresses hope that “the discourse between professionals tasked with battling the COVID-19 pandemic will be professional, respectful and to the point.”

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