You heard me, a Zionist:

[Lebanon’s Consul General in Sydney, Robert Naoum] has lost his bid to stop a website calling him a Zionist after a court ruled the comments were not defamatory.

The comment was made by Nabil Dannawi, a Sydney resident on his Arabic website, www.alankabout.com. However the judge did state the comments made against Naoum were:

…no more and no less than a series of unstructured and irrelevant rantings…

The Consul General was definitely unhappy – he tried to appeal the verdict but the courts refused to review the case. To add more salt to the wound, Naoum was also forced to pay Dannawi’s legal fees totaling AUD60,000 (US$49,760). Ouch! I wonder if that’s covered by a diplomat’s allowance.