Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  1/2/2012, Tevet 7, 5772

C'tee to Discuss Transfer of Funds to Barak Companies


Defense Minister Ehud Barak is appearing before the Knesset's State Control Committee, Monday morning, as it discusses the state comptroller's opinion regarding the transfer of money to companies formerly owned by Barak before he was appointed. The comptroller determined that days before the appointment, Barak acted against public norms expected of a minister or a nominee.

The State Comptroller believes that "a high and significant behavioral standard should be set for candidates for ministerial roles, requiring them to be super stringent in the management of their affairs, ensuring no doubt as to the propriety of their actions or raising concerns whatsoever. These requirements are demanded of ministers and deputy ministers, whether candidates or serving, given the high level of their public mission and to prevent damage to public confidence in its elected officials."