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  10/10/2011, Tishrei 12, 5772

Committee OKs Libel Limit Increase to NIS 1.5 Million

The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice committee approved for its first reading, Monday morning, a bill by Member of Knesset Yariv Levin that would increase the compensation paid to a victim of libel to 1.5 million shekels.

MK Levin welcomed the approval, adding, "The law will put an end to freedom of degradation and protect the value of a person's good name."