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  8/13/2014, Av 17, 5774

Harpaz Affair: Police Recommend Prosecution of Ashkenazi, Weiner, and Benayahu


Following investigation, the police have made the recommendation to initiate the prosecutory actions against former General Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, former IDF Spokesman Avi Benayahu, and former Ashkenazi aide, Erez Weiner for their roles in the Harpaz Affair.

The Harpaz Affair refers to an alleged 2010 plot by Lt.-Col.(res.) Boaz Harpaz, with others, to illegally undermine the then-defense Minister Ehud Barak’s choice to succeed Gabi Ashkenazi as the IDF's Chief of Staff, as part of a bigger battle between Barak and Ashkenazi which involved both sides allegedly spying and spreading misinformation about each other.