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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.

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Military and Security Forces: September 2, 2011

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Channel 1 revealed that Ronit Ashkenazi, wife to former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, communicated with Col. (Res.) Boaz Harpaz and mediated communications between Harpaz and others for collecting information regarding Yoav Galant’s construction infractions. In addition, Mrs. Ashkenazi informed Harpaz two hours before the “Galant document” became public, and once investigations began she talked with Harpaz on the phone. Mr. Ashkenazi’s assistant, Erez Weiner, warned Harpaz that the police was on its way to him.

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September 2nd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Military and Security Forces: May 11, 2011

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Former IDF Spokesperson, Avi Benayahu, filed a law suit, following publications about him as part of the ”Harpaz document” case. In a statement of defence, the defendants argued that Benayahu was one of a group which acted to thwart the democratic nomination of General Yoav Gallant to the IDF Chief of the General Staff.


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May 11th, 2011 at 10:14 am

Judiciary: 10 January, 2011

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Supreme Court Justices criticized state attorneys in a hearing about the appeal by the Green Movement against the appointment of General Yoav Galant to the position of Chief of Staff. The Green movement makes the claim that he took over public lands in the village of Amikam, where he lives. The justices noted that in a prior appeal the State argued that Galant had won the lands along with other residents, while in today’s hearing the State argued that Galant won the lands approved especially for him. The justices also expressed surprise at the fact that Galant did not leave the territories he was required to pull back from, and did not act to remove a wall he had constructed inside the village.


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January 10th, 2011 at 3:10 am