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Military and Security Forces: September 2, 2011

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Channel 1 revealed that Ronit Ashkenazi, wife to former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, communicated with Col. (Res.) Boaz Harpaz and mediated communications between Harpaz and others for collecting information regarding Yoav Galant’s construction infractions. In addition, Mrs. Ashkenazi informed Harpaz two hours before the “Galant document” became public, and once investigations began she talked with Harpaz on the phone. Mr. Ashkenazi’s assistant, Erez Weiner, warned Harpaz that the police was on its way to him.

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September 2nd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Judiciary: 10 January, 2011

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Supreme Court Justices criticized state attorneys in a hearing about the appeal by the Green Movement against the appointment of General Yoav Galant to the position of Chief of Staff. The Green movement makes the claim that he took over public lands in the village of Amikam, where he lives. The justices noted that in a prior appeal the State argued that Galant had won the lands along with other residents, while in today’s hearing the State argued that Galant won the lands approved especially for him. The justices also expressed surprise at the fact that Galant did not leave the territories he was required to pull back from, and did not act to remove a wall he had constructed inside the village.


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January 10th, 2011 at 3:10 am

Military and Security Forces: 5 November, 2010

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Michael Eitan, a cabinet minister belonging to the Likud party, attacked Major General Yoav Gallant, soon to be Chief of Staff, and the Senior Positions Appointment Committee, headed by retired Supreme Court Justice Yaakov Turkel, which recommended that Gallant be appointed Chief of Staff, and the State Advocacy, which has been defending the appointment at the Supreme Court (Hebrew). According to Eitan, Gallant had unlawfully taken control of state real-estate in Moshav Amikam, provided false information to the Turkel Committee, unlawfully received personal benefits, and made unlawful use of the services of the Israel Army’s VIP bodyguard unit.