Press: Battling over a Paragraph

Ariel Sharon's libel suit against Time Inc. goes to trial

It was the second day of Federal Case 83 Civ. 4660, Ariel Sharon vs. Time Inc. The wood-paneled courtroom in lower Manhattan was crowded but hushed as the plaintiff took the stand. "My parents were people who fought for the truth that they believed," said Sharon, the former Defense Minister of Israel. "And defending the truth, defending your truth, your people's truth, that was also what brought me here, 6,000 miles away from home, to this American court." Earlier, Time Inc.'s lawyers had presented...

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