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        1/13/2013, Shevat 2, 5773

      Ashkenazi Aide Dismissed from IDF due to Harpaz Report

      It was disclosed, Sunday, that Chief of Staff Benny Gantz of the Israel Defense Forces informed Colonel Erez Wiener, Wednesday, that Wiener could not continue serving in the IDF, following release of the state comptroller's report on the "Harpaz Affair", surrounding the selection of the replacement for former chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi, for whom Wiener was an aide. Wiener announced that he would not appeal the decision. The comptroller's report reflected what it called a "murky" relationship between Ashkenazi and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, including allegations that Wiener gathered information about Barak's office.

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