The decision in the 2013 round of French litigation in the Al Durah case has been postponed.
In what seems to be an interesting act of hesitation, the French court has delayed its decision on the Enderlin-Karsenty trial until May 22. For those arguing a politicized court which would naturally side with state-owned and politically-correct France2, this needs explanation. A kangaroo court does not hesitate. If it hesitates, it’s because the evidence is so “badly” in Karsenty’s favor that the judges hesitate to defy it. Whether for fear of contradiction, or some (significant but not decisive) remaining elements of intellectual integrity, this is good news.
The fact that they remain uncommitted, rather than deciding for Karsenty’s obvious right to criticize a journalist, however, means the weight of public honor (Charles’, France2′s, the Palestinians’) remains crucial to their calculations.
More to follow.