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Military and Security Forces: December 24, 2012

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Following the advice of the Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, Minister of Defence Ehud Barak instructed GOC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Nitzan Alon to officially recognize the Ariel University Center of Samaria as a full-fledged university. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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.

 (Hebrew - Haaretz)

Military and Security Forces: December 4, 2011

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The Minister of Defence, Ehud Barak, turned to Labor Party Chairwoman, MK Shelly Yechimovich, and faction chairman, MK Eitan Cabel, asking them to withdraw their party’s no-confidence motion on the dignity of women in the Israel Defense Forces and lack of implementation of recommendations of the Segev report on integrating women in the IDF, claiming the motion would harm the IDF and its commanders.


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December 4th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Political: November 16, 2011

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On Sunday The Ministerial Committe for Legislative Affairs will discuss a bill put forward by MKs Yaakov Katz (National Union), Yariv Levin (Likud), and David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu), which would anchor the State’s obligation to invest in expanding settlements in the framework of their “natural growth”.  According to the bill, The Ministers of Defense and Housing will be obligated to annually publish tenders for the construction of housing units in the ten largest settlements in the West Bank.