The Knesset State Control Committee announced on Sunday that it will hold a
hearing on the Harpaz Affair on Tuesday.
The committee’s chairman, Shas
MK Amnon Cohen, criticized Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein for failing to
indict Boaz Harpaz, the man at the center of the affair, for forging the Harpaz
Document, as the police recommended around three years ago.
criticized the IDF’s police and legal divisions for failing so far to prosecute
former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi and his former top aide Erez Viner,
while also failing to close the matter.
Deputy IDF Chief of Staff
Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, Defense Ministry director- general Udi Shani and
representatives from many other major ministries will attend the hearing
The Harpaz Affair refers to a document forged by Harpaz in an effort to
discredit Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant in the race for IDF chief of staff as
well as shocking and embarrassing related battles between Ashkenazi and
thendefense minister Ehud Barak over policy and interpersonal disagreements that
eventually became public.