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Netanyahu May Order Shin Bet to Find Leaker

Channel 2 says the leak was stopped in time by censor. Shin Bet chief meets Attorney General
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 9/5/2012, 9:34 PM

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may order a Shin Bet investigation of leaks from the Diplomacy-Security Cabinet session on the Iran situation Tuesday, according to Channel 2 television. The investigation may include polygraph tests to be administered to all 19 ministers who are members of the cabinet, as well as the security officials who took part in the session.

Channel 2 also reported that Shin Bet head Yoram Cohen met Wednesday with the Attorney General and Legal Advisor to the Government, Yehuda Weinstein, and that they probably met to discuss a possible investigation of the leak.

According to Channel 2, the Prime Minister's ire was not aroused by leaks that found their way to the press, some of which were not true, but by a leak that was submitted to the military censor and blocked for publication.

Netayahu's tough stand regarding the leaks is receiving support from the top military brass and from senior ministers including Eli Yishai (Shas) and Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beytenu).