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Local Government: April 16, 2013

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The State Comptroller, Yosef Shapira, has determined that Nazereth-Illit mayor Shimon Gapso tried to fire the city’s treasurer, Ofer Levy, because he tried to expose corruption within city hall.

(Hebrew – News1)

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April 16th, 2013 at 8:41 am

Military and Security Forces: January 6, 2013

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The State Comptroller has published his report on the “Harpaz document” scandal. The report says that those in IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi’s office and his associates led a campaign to gather dirt on Defense Minister Ehud Barak and that Ashkenazi was at least partially aware.  Further, the report determines that Chief of Staff aide, Col. Erez Weiner, discussed ways of obtaining slanderous information about Barak and his surroundings with Boaz Harpaz, who forged the Harpaz document. (Haaretz)

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Local Government: December 25, 2012

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According to the State Comptroller’s Report on local councils, transferring services to the hands of municipal corporations has become “a means to circumvent the rules of proper administration, including avoidance of the rules requiring tenders, cronyism and the distancing of the local council’s activities from effective oversight and supervision.” (Haaretz)

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December 25th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Local Government: December 25, 2012

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The State Comptroller, retired judge Yosef Shapira, faults elected officials and public servants with meddling in the work of municipal prosecutors’ departments.  Among the cities in which these violations occured are Nazereth-Illit, Carmiel, and Beer-Sheva. (Haaretz)

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Local Government: December 25, 2012

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The State Comptroller’s Report on Local Councils found that the Interior Ministry-appointed council which has been running the municipality of Lod for the past 12 years has been ineffective at all levels of municipal activity and the city’s condition continues to deteriorate. (Haaretz)

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December 25th, 2012 at 11:50 am

Internal Security: June 21, 2012

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The Israel Police’s website placed an article about the State Comptroller report on the Carmel Fire at the head of the page, but the article does not reference any of the failings the Comptroller found in the conduct of the Police.

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June 21st, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Political: June 20, 2012

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The State Comptroller’s report on the Carmel Fire places overall responsibility for the low level of preparedness of the fire services on the whole government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  The report places special responsibility on Interior Minister Eli Yishai who is in charge of the fire services and on Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz who conditioned the transfer of funds to the fire services on their completion of an organizational reform. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew - Walla)

Political: June 13, 2012

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The State Comptroller’s report on the mid-sea takeover of the Mavi Marmara found that there were essential and significant deficiencies in the decision making process led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the weeks and months preceding the events of the Turkish flotilla, at the end of May 2010. (Ha’aretz)

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June 13th, 2012 at 10:04 am

Economy and Society: June 2, 2012

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A petition filed by the Mossawa Center for Arabs citizens’ rights, in collaboration with the National Committee for the Heads of Arab Local Authorities asks the High Court of justice to direct the Ministry of Culture and Sports to allocate equal budgets to the Arab sector. The petitioners claim that the Ministry of Culture and Sports ignores recommendations issued by State Comptroller’s Office, which reported in 2008 that Arab-Israeli cultural institutions are under-budgeted. The report called on the Culture and Sports Ministry to conduct a need survey and prepare a multi-year plan to remedy the problem.

‎ Military and Security Forces: May 4, 2012‎

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State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss has asked Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to reopen a criminal investigation into the so-called Harpaz document. The request was made after Lindenstrauss received new information that ostensibly strengthens suspicions presented in the comptroller’s draft report on the affair. A legal figure said that the draft report reveals major malpractices in IDF promotions of senior officers, involving private business concerns in the IDF’s work and practices that endanger the state’s security.