Stanford Professor Joel Beinin just won a court victory against Los Angeles pro-Israel activist Rachel Neuwirth, who’d charged him with libel in a case related to this blog. Several years ago, Beinin wrote to me that Neuwirth had made a death threat against him, about which he was deposed in a separate case Neuwirth had filed against UCLA Hillel director Rabbi Chaim Seidler Feller. I reported that here, and Neuwirth then included Beinin in the libel action she brought against both of us.
Originally, both our cases were joined, but when they came to trial a few months ago the cases were divided. Beinin’s case was heard by a jury which found him not guilty of libel. Mazel tov, Joel. My case still awaits a decision from the judge who heard it.