Monday, February 04, 2013

Media Item: Kamm Klunks Haaretz

Via Steve Plaut (I noted the matter, in a general way, in my Hebrew B'sheva column a few weeks ago):

the most delightful development of the week in Israel, the decision by convicted spy Anat Kamm to sue the gotkes off of Haaretz!...Haaretz is facing suit for 2 million shekels...Kamm claims Haaretz tricked and tempted her into the espionage...

...Anat Kamm, who is serving three and a half years in prison for leaking hundreds of classified documents to Haaretz reporter Uri Blau, has asked the newspaper for NIS 2 million in compensation. Kamm says the newspaper’s actions caused her great harm.  In a letter sent by Kamm’s lawyer Ilan Bombach to Haaretz publisher Amos Schocken a week and a half ago, Bombach wrote: “Kamm views you and some of the newspaper’s employees as directly responsible, or indirectly, for revealing [her] as the source. This exposure caused my client enormous damage,” he wrote.

...Kamm [had]...asked [Blau] as a condition for passing on the documents that he never disclose where they came from,” stated the letter. Kamm was seriously harmed because Haaretz did not protect her as a source, stated Bombach. If Kamm does not receive the NIS 2 million as a compromise amount, she will take the matter to court, warned her lawyer.

Here, too.



mrzee said...

She could at least ask for enough to try to bankrupt them :-)

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