It damages all of us in the community when our revered charities become talked about more for their legal battles than their good works. This newspaper naturally welcomed the end of litigation, earlier this year, between JNF UK and its former Israeli associate, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, after an estimated £4 million had been spent on legal fees. So it is embarrassing for us, as a community newspaper, to have to report today yet another courtroom fight involving JNF, this time in the name of its former chief executive, Simon Winters, and the law firm, Mishcon de Reya, that represents JNF. In dismissing Mr Winters’s claim that the law firm should not represent the charity in yet another legal claim that he has brought against JNF, Mr Justice Henderson was withering in his criticism of the litigant. “Mr Winters has not told the truth to the court”, the judge declared; moreover, his evidence was “sometimes demonstrably false”. The same Simon Winters, readers may recall, has separately chosen to pursue legal action over this newspaper’s reporting of his departure from JNF. We will leave readers to draw their own conclusions.