According to Richard Landes:
More details to follow. But word from Paris is that the court dismissed charges against Philippe Karsenty today. Now we get to see how the French (and Western) MSM handle this. It’s a stunning victory for Karsenty and loss for Enderlin and France2 who initiated this case when they didn’t have to.
In order for an appeals court to reverse a decision, they must have strong evidence to the contrary.
The fact that they did indicates that their written decision will be very critical of France2. The implications of this decision are immense. We’ll be following up in the days, weeks and months to come.
In the Emperor’s New Clothes when the boy (Shahaf, Juffa, me, Poller, Karsenty) said the emperor (France2, MSM) is naked, the father turned on his son and tried to hush him. But someone else then says, “Listen to the boy!” That happened today in Paris.
UPDATE May 22: See Jerusalem Post for comprehensive coverage. See also Pajamas Media for by Philippe Karsenty‘s reaction and further commentary from Richard Landes. And Reuters has taken note of the ruling. Judge Trebucq’s written decision is to be released later today.