Archive: 1/13/2013
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  1/13/2013, Shevat 2, 5773

MK Ariel: Wiener Just an Errand Boy


Chairman Uri Ariel of the Knesset State Control Committee reacted, Sunday evening to the dismissal of Colonel Erez Wiener from the Israel Defense Forces due to the Harpaz Affair by saying, "Colonel Wiener is no more than an errand boy in this serious affair, which is still hovering like a dark cloud over both offices." He continued, "only an official commission of inquiry or a criminal investigation can remove the cloud and the serious stain lying on the defense establishment."

The Tekumah party chairman was referring Wiener's role in intrigues that surrounded the selection of a successor to Gabi Ashkenazi as chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces. Wiener is alleged to have taken part in information gathering on Defense Minister Ehud Barak's office on behalf of Ashkenazi.