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LIBEL CASE

Journalist ordered to pay Netanyahu damages for libel

JERUSALEM: An Israeli court Sunday awarded Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife $32,500 in a libel case over a journalist's claim she kicked him out of the car during a row. Court documents said writer Igal Sarna was ordered to pay 60,000 shekels ($17,000, 15,000 euros) in damages to Netanyahu and 40,000 shekels to his wife Sara, as well as a further 15,000 shekels for the couple's court costs. They had sued for 280,000 shekels. The 50-page ruling said Sarna wrote in March 2016 on his Facebook page that…