(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch will likely name the next police chief “by Thursday,” a ministry source told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
Aharonovitch has interviewed seven candidates for the position this week, the source added.
The candidates include Southern District Police chief Cmdr. Yochanan Danino, Tel Aviv chief Cmdr. Shahar Ayalon, Northern District Cmdr. Shimon Koren, Deputy Insp.-Gen. Ilan Franco, Central District Cmdr. Bentsi Sao, and the head of the police’s national Operations Branch, Cmdr.Nissim Moor.
Meanwhile, Cmdr. Uri Bar- Lev, who removed himself from the race after
being accused by two women of sexual offenses, is due to be questioned
for a second time by the Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations
Department on Wednesday.
Dr. Orly Innes, the Public Security Ministry adviser who says that
Bar-Lev sexually harassed her, has in the meantime filed a complaint
with police against two websites she said exposed her identity before
she waived confidentiality last week.
The websites are a forum for officers named Hasufim Benayedet (Exposed
in the Patrol Car), and the News First Class website, run by journalist
On Monday, officers raided the homes of other officers who allegedly
posted messages on the police forum naming Innes and accusing her of
being a pawn in a plot to discredit Bar-Lev.