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Yair Netanyahu apologizes to Wexner fellowship alumni for ‘pedophile cult’ claim

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Yair Netanyahu, the son of former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has apologized to alumni of the Wexner Israel fellowships who sued him for tweets calling them members of a “secret cult.”

Dozens of prominent alumni filed the libel suit last year, demanding NIS 1 million ($303,000) in compensation for damage to their reputations, due to the younger Netanyahu’s smears against the prestigious leadership program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

The program is endowed by the Wexner Foundation, founded by fashion tycoon Leslie Wexner, who has faced scrutiny in recent years due to his close relationship with the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Yair Netanyahu sought to have the suit dismissed but his claim that a group cannot file a libel suit was rejected by the court, and the sides then entered into arbitration.

The lawsuit specifically flagged tweets in which the alumni were called “crazy” cult members seeking to control Israel. In one post, Netanyahu referred to them as a “cult of pedophiles taking control of our country and carrying out a coup over the past four years.”........

© The Times of Israel

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