Septet forum meets to discuss UN Hariri tribunal

Inner cabinet meeting takes place instead of security cabinet gathering; UN interim report expected to be published in next two weeks.

November 24, 2010 11:42
1 minute read.
Hizbullah Nasrallah on TV

Hizbullah Nasrallah on TV 311 AP. (photo credit: Associated Press)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The seven member ministerial forum known as the 'Septet' met Wednesday morning to discuss the UN tribunal of the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.

In addition to the prime minister, the septet includes three key Likud ministers, Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Intelligence Agencies Minister Dan Meridor and Minister without Portfolio Benny Begin; and the heads of the coalition’s three largest parties – Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman from Israel Beiteinu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak from Labor and Interior Minister Eli Yishai from Shas.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

Hizbullah: Ashkenazi comments prove UN tribunal biased
Ashkenazi warns of Hizbullah takeover in Lebanon 
Hariri: Nobody forces my hand, I don't give in to threats

The meeting took place instead of the security cabinet meeting which takes place every other Wednesday. The UN committee's interim report is expected to be published in the next two weeks.

On Monday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) claimed that it had uncovered evidence that strongly implicated Hizbullah in the 2005 assassination.

The report detailed aspects of the ongoing investigation which, they say, strongly link Hizbullah to the murder via an intricate Lebanese network of mobile phones.

A detailed analysis of phone records allegedly point "overwhelmingly" to Hizbullah's involvement, they say, showing the members of the group were in frequent contact on the day of the attack and coordinated the detonation.

In response to the report, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday: "I personally think that the media leaks do not serve the course of justice."

Herb Keinon contributed to this report.

Related Content

August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night