Netanyahus sue ex-PM Olmert for calling them mentally ill

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s family files a defamation suit against his predecessor Ehud Olmert for calling the premier, his wife Sara and eldest son Yair mentally ill in interviews.

The suit seeks NIS 837,000 (some $257,000) in damages for Olmert’s “obsessive efforts to harm their good name in public, out of jealously and deep frustration.”

There is no immediate response from Olmert, who last month showed no signs of backing down when the Netanyahus threatened to sue him if he didn’t apologize within a week and pony up NIS 1 million.

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