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Military and Security Forces: March 5, 2012

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A draft of a State Comptroller report harshly criticizes (Haaretz) former IDF Chief of Staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, for using Lt. Col. Boaz Harpaz to collect slanderous material on Minister of Defence, Ehud Barak, Chief of Staff candidate Yoav Galant and Barak’s bureau chief Yonni Koren, in order to thwart Galant’s appointment.

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Military and Security Forces: 22 July, 2011

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Outgoing IDF Personnel Directorate head Maj. Gen. Avi Zamir sent a farewell document to Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. According to the document, the IDF has gone too far in responding to the demands of rabbis, and that for this reason it is excluding women from high-ranking position. Examples cited in the document include a battalion commander refusing female staff officers, the decreasing number of training posts for female soldiers, and combat troops refusing to accept female sharpshooting instructors.

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July 22nd, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Military and Security Forces: 13 May, 2011

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Senior IDF generals under investigation surrounding the “Harpaz document” scandal — in which Lt. Col. (res.) Boaz Harpaz is under suspicion of fabricating a document relating to the process for choosing the IDF chief of staff — offered partial testimonies and tried to extract from the Police interrogators what they know before giving their full version of the events. Some of the officers offered parts of the information only after being called in for a second time to provide testimony.

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May 13th, 2011 at 10:07 pm