Israel News | Zionism Israel Center | Zionism History | Zionism Definitions | ZioNation | Forum | Zionism FAQ | Maps| Edit

Friday, December 8, 2006

[Israel]: PMO withheld documents pertaining to war probe

http://zionism-israel.com/israel_news/2006/12/israel-pmo-withheld-documents.html

PMO withheld documents pertaining to war probe
By Ze'ev Schiff, Haaretz Correspondent 8 December 2006
www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/798578.html

The Prime Minister's office delayed over three months the transfer to the
State Comptroller's Office of documents pertaining to cabinet and security
cabinet meetings relevant to the war in Lebanon. The matter was only
resolved in recent days, after the comptroller more clearly defined the
war-related subjects he intended to deal with.

The dispute between the offices of the prime minister and the state
comptroller emerged when the latter requested to see documents on cabinet
meetings relating to the second Lebanon war.

The request was turned down, with the Prime Minister's Office maintaining
that documents that include top secret information could not be released. It
was also claimed that the areas to be investigated by the comptroller must
be clearly defined before any material would be made available.

Meetings between the prime minister's chief of staff, Yoram Turbowitz;
Government Secretary Yisrael Maimon; the director general of the
comptroller's office, Shlomo Gur; and Major General (res.) Mandy Or, head of
the department investigating defense issues at the state comptroller's
office, came to naught.

According to the Basic Law on the State Comptroller, a body being
investigated must present, without delay, documents and information and any
other material that the comptroller considers necessary for his work.
Nonetheless, so long as the dispute continued, no documents were forthcoming
to the comptroller. A solution to the impasse was found only when the areas
on which the comptroller's investigation would focus were specified.

It was agreed that the state comptroller will not deal with the conduct of
the war or the government decisions in its various forums, or in various
operations. Nonetheless, there are still many areas that the state
comptroller can investigate, some of them sensitive.

The comptroller, for example, will examine the pre-war readiness of the
Israel Defense Forces, including the state of emergency stores, logistics,
and the training of reserve units. The comptroller will also look into
different aspects of readiness having to do with intelligence. Teams of
staff from the comptroller's office will probe the readiness of the Home
Front, the local authorities, the conduct of these bodies following the
outbreak of hostilities, preparations for bomb shelters and plans for
dealing with dangerous substances. Israel's public relations will also be
examined.


Copyright - Original materials copyright (c) by the authors. Originally posted at http://zionism-israel.com/israel_news/2006/12/israel-pmo-withheld-documents.html. Please do link to these articles, quote from them and forward them by email to friends with this notice. Other uses require written permission of the author.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment



<< Home


FREE EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION
Subscribe to
ZNN
email newsletter for this site and others

Powered by groups.yahoo.com


Feedblitz subcription
To this Blog only

You can receive our articles by e-mail. For a free subscription, please enter your e-mail address:


Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

Web Logs & Sites

This Site

Zionism & Israel
Zionation Web Log
IMO Web Log (Dutch)

ZI Group
Zionism-Israel Pages
Israël-Palestina.Info (Dutch & English)
Israƫl in de Media
MidEastWeb Middle East News and Views
MidEastWeb Middle East Web Log

Brave Zionism
Israel: Like this, as if
Israel & Palestijnen Nieuws Blog

Friends and Partners
EinNews Israel
Israel Facts
Israel Proud Adam Holland
Middle East Analysis
Irene Lancaster's Diary
Middle East Analysis
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Israpundit
Israel Facts (NL)
Cynthia's Israel Adventure
Jeff Weintraub Commentaries and controversies
Meretz USA Weblog
Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers
Simply Jews
Fresno Zionism
Anti-Racist Blog
Sharona's Week
Z-Word Blog
Z-Word
Jewish State
Take A Pen - Israel Advocacy
Zionism on the Web
UN-Biased
ZOTW's Zionism and Israel News
Zionism On The Web News
ZOTW's Blogs
Christian Attitudes
Dr Ginosar Recalls
Zionism
Questions: Zionism anti-Zionism Israel & Palestine
Southern Wolf
Peace With Realism
Sanda's Place
Liberal for Israel
Realistic Dove
Blue Truth
Point of no Return
Christians Standing With Israel
Christians Standing With Israel - Blog
Liberticracia
CNPublications
SEO

Reference
Zionism
Anti-Semitism
Anti-Zionism
Encylopedic Dictionary of Zionism and Israel
Middle East Encyclopedia
Bible
Zionism and its Impact
Zionism & the creation of Israel
Zionism - Issues & answers
Maps of Israel
Christian Zionism Resources
Christian Zionism
Albert Einstein
Gaza & the Qassam Victims of Sderot
Islamism
Jihad
Zionist Quotes
Six Day War
Jew Hatred
Israel
Jew
Learn Hebrew
Arab-Israeli Conflict
International Zionism
Russian

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Israel Boycott
Boycott Israel?
Amnesty International Report on Gaza War
Boycott Israel?
Dutch Newspaper Reporting: A Study of NRC Handelsblad
Hamas (Dutch)
Dries van Agt (Dutch)
Experimental
Isfake lobby
Mysterology

At Zionism On the Web
Articles on Zionism
Anti-Zionism Information Center
Academic boycott of Israel Resource Center
The anti-Israel Hackers
Antisemitism Information Center
Zionism Israel and Apartheid
Middle East, Peace and War
The Palestine state
ZOTW Expert Search
ZOTW Forum

Judaica & Israel Gifts
Jewish Gifts: Judaica:
Ahava Products
Mezuzah

Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]


RSS V 1.0

International Affairs Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory