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Legal dispute between former Israeli premiers reaches court

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Two former prime ministers of Israel are taking their legal dispute to court, as Benjamin Netanyahu sues Ehud Olmert for defamation after he called him and his family “mentally ill.” A first hearing in the case began on Monday morning at the Peace Court in Tel Aviv. The two sides failed to agree on a compromise at the session, ynet news site reported afterwards. The case is to continue to be heard in court. Netanyahu is seeking damages equivalent to about 236,000 euros. In an interview, Olmert had described Netanyahu, his wife Sara, and his son Jair as incurably “mentally ill”. Netanyahu then …

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