The Knesset passed a law extending State Comptroller Micha
Lindenstrauss’ tenure by three months on Tuesday, despite opposition
from the Justice Ministry due to constitutional issues.
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Lindenstrauss, whose term as comptroller officially ends on Sunday, will
be permitted to finish his investigation of the Harpaz scandal, which
involves an alleged forgery by a confidant of former IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. (ret.)
At the same time, Judge Joseph Shapira is expected to take his position
as new State Comptroller on Sunday and work on all topics other than the
Harpaz Affair. Shapira will decide which resources Lindenstrauss will
be able to use to continue working on his report.