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Military and Security Forces: December 11, 2012

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Minister of Defense Ehud Barak (Atzmaut) ignored a directive from his ministry’s legal advisor, Ahaz Ben-Ari, which stated that a senior appointment cannot be made during election season, and appointed Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff of the IDF. (Ynetnews)

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Military and Security Forces: April 16, 2012

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83 reserve soldiers and officers who served under Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner in recent years sent a letter in his support to the IDF Chief of Staff and Minister of Defense.  In the letter they asked to show their “support and respect for a moral and ethical commanded” who was filmed hitting a Danish activist in the face using his rifle.

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April 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Military and Security Forces: April 6, 2012‎

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The IDF announced a general curfew on the West Bank for the first two days of  Passover. Minister of Defense Ehud Barak  (Atzmaut) decided to impose the closure based on the IDF’s assessment. Only humanitarian cases and extreme medical emergencies will be exempted from the curfew, upon approval from the Civil Administration.

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April 6th, 2012 at 10:38 am

Political: March 15, 2012

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Members of the Security Cabinet and the eight-minister security forum expressed resentment over the Prime Minister and Defense Minister’s decision not to convene any of the security forums since the PM’s return from the United States, and that decisions regarding the military response in Gaza were made without their involvement. (Ynetnews)

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March 15th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Military and Security Forces: December 6, 2011

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The IDF and Ministry of Defense tried to prevent the broadcast of a video clip, in which Defense Minister, Ehud Barak and Chief of General Staff, Benny Gantz, are seen making jokes about female soldiers who participated in an IDF drill.

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Political: May 20, 2011

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Sources in Galei Tzahal, the Military Radio station, claim that officials from the staff of Defense Minister Ehud Barak, are trying to intervene in the station programmes. The sources claim that Barak’s decision to oust the current station commander, Yitzhak Tunik, is an attempt of Barak to strengthen his control over the station.

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May 20th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Political: 12 January, 2011

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that he objects to the demolition of Major Eliraz Peretz, who was killed on the Gaza border, despite the fact that the house was built in the Ali settlement, on privately-owned Palestinian land. Defense Minister Ehud Barak also said that he was “acting to find a judiciary solution that will avoid hurting the family of Major Peretz.”

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January 12th, 2011 at 3:51 am