Report: Uzi Arad was source of PMO information leak

Despite passing polygraph, former nat'l security adviser resigned because he gave classified information to journalists, Channel 10 reports.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 17, 2011 21:34
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Arad 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski/The Jerusalem Post))

 
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Uzi Arad, former national security adviser, was the source of a leak of classified information to journalists, a Channel 10 report claimed on Tuesday.

The leak, which was revealed in July 2010 but whose source only came to light now, was the reason Arad left his post in March, according to the report. At the time of the leak, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered Arad and other senior officials in the PMO to take polygraph tests, which Arad reportedly  passed despite the new allegation against him.

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