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Police: 18 March, 2011

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The Turkel Committee, which vets senior civil service appointments, called on the Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, to investigate some anonymous letters claiming that Major General Eli Gabizon of the Israel Prison Service had romantic affairs with five women of the Service, and that in one case he allegedly helped one of them to upgrade her benefits, in contradiction to the Service procedures. Gabizon is a candidate to be the Commissioner of the Prison Service.

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.