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Political: 2nd November, 2010

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The former prime minister, Ehud Olmert, criticized (Hebrew) the claims of Ehud Barak, the Minister of Defense, in the latter’s testimony before the Tirkel committee. Barak testified that Chief of Staff Ashkenazi and IDF officers were responsible for setting the specifics of the assault on the flotilla to Gaza, and that the political apparatus was only required to approve the plan. According to Olmert, “The political apparatus approve all the details of the operations, and anyone who says that the statesmen are responsible for the “what” [part of the operation] and the operational apparatus only for the “how” part, is not telling the truth”.

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November 3rd, 2010 at 10:42 am