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Oct. 7th Investigation:

Government to send additional documents to State Comptroller

The government secretariat announced that it will soon transfer documents related to the failures of October 7 to the office of Comptroller Matanyahu Englman.

Government to send additional documents to State Comptroller

State Comptroller:

Female soldiers assigned to guard terrorists are at risk of abuse

State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman warns that the female soldiers assigned to guard captured terrorists are likely to suffer sexual abuse. 'The writing is clearly on the wall.'

Female soldiers assigned to guard terrorists are at risk of abuse

Despite combat wounds:

Son of State Comptroller lights menorah

Hagai, the son of the State Comptroller, was wounded in Gaza a month ago. Tonight, he has recovered enough to light a menorah in Jerusalem.

Son of State Comptroller lights menorah

State Comptroller visits scene of shooting attack near Eli

The State Comptroller says his office will soon publish a report on the safety of the roads in Judea and Samaria.

State Comptroller visits scene of shooting attack near Eli

What do Israelis complain about the most?

A new report shows what parts of Israel's government drew the most complaints from Israelis in 2022.

What do Israelis complain about the most?

Israel's State Comptroller:

'Follow the money, find terror'

State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman discusses how financial investigations can make Israel more secure.

'Follow the money, find terror'

State comptroller warns:

Disaster in Turkey must shake the government in Jerusalem

According to a report by the state comptroller, 93% of structures that are in need of immediate fortification have yet to be reinforced.

Disaster in Turkey must shake the government in Jerusalem

Qatar cracks down on LGBT community ahead of World Cup

The Gulf state has allegedly tortured gays in underground chambers and insists its culture will be respected despite an influx of tourists.

Qatar cracks down on LGBT community ahead of World Cup

Comptroller Warns:

IDF not prepared for extended operation in Judea and Samaria

Surprise visits at Israeli military bases reveals serious lack of preparedness in IDF for extended operations in Judea and Samaria.

IDF not prepared for extended operation in Judea and Samaria

His mother died, the police still came to check she was isolated

Police come every week to check that deceased woman is abiding by COVID quarantine regulations.

His mother died, the police still came to check she was isolated

Israel State Comptroller initiates panel discussion at COP26

Panel discussion initiated by State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman emphasizes state audit institutions’ role.

Israel State Comptroller initiates panel discussion at COP26

New York State to divest from Unilever following B&J boycott

NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says Unilever decision not to sell ice cream in Judea and Samaria is a violation of 2016 anti-BDS policy.

New York State to divest from Unilever following B&J boycott

State Comptroller: Not enough protection for Rav-Kav users

Harsh criticism of the Tax Authority: "Return to citizens 3.6 billion shekels, private money that belongs to them."

State Comptroller: Not enough protection for Rav-Kav users

State comptroller promises to help after Holon building collapse

The State Comptroller has promised to help find solutions for residents ordered out of a Holon apartment building that later collapsed.

State comptroller promises to help after Holon building collapse

State Comptroller Report:

Hundreds of thousands sent into unnecessary isolation

Health Ministry invested NIS 112 million to purchase 2.4 million kits for serological tests, but plans to perform only 300,000 tests.

Hundreds of thousands sent into unnecessary isolation

Committee rules: Netanyahu's friend cannot cover his legal fees

Permits Committee at the State Comptroller’s Office rejects PM's request to receive NIS 10 million from a foreign friend to cover legal fees

Committee rules: Netanyahu's friend cannot cover his legal fees

Largest number of complaints - about the Transportation Ministry

Annual State Comptroller report shows Israelis complain most often about Transportation Ministry, Health Ministry.

Largest number of complaints - about the Transportation Ministry

State Comptroller goes into isolation

State Comptroller and several senior executives in his office ordered into isolation after coming in contact with coronavirus carrier.

State Comptroller goes into isolation

In win for PM, Knesset elects Likud candidate for comptroller

Knesset votes 67 to 48 to elect Matanyahu Englman, the Likud candidate for state comptroller, defeating opposition choice in secret ballot.

In win for PM, Knesset elects Likud candidate for comptroller

Attorney Michal Rosenbaum: Yair Netanyahu didn't intervene

Attorney Michal Rosenbaum rejects reports PM's son foiled her candidacy for State Comptroller report, claiming it not to be the case.

Attorney Michal Rosenbaum: Yair Netanyahu didn't intervene

Coalition picks candidate for State Comptroller

Coalition decides to submit candidacy of accountant Matanyahu Englman as the next State Comptroller.

Coalition picks candidate for State Comptroller

State Comptroller slams Yoav Galant over blackmail accusations

State Comptroller Yosef Shapira slams Immigration Minister Galant after he alleges State Attorney was a victim of blackmail.

State Comptroller slams Yoav Galant over blackmail accusations

State Comptroller warns of 'death trap' high-rise buildings

Comptroller finds major deficiencies in report on authorities' readiness for large-scale fires such as the 2016 arson attacks.

State Comptroller warns of 'death trap' high-rise buildings

Is the IDF woefully unprepared for war?

Amid fight between Chief of Staff and IDF's Ombudsman over military's readiness, State Comptroller debates opening probe of his own.

Is the IDF woefully unprepared for war?

State Comptroller warns:

'Major earthquake would kill 7,000, destroy bridges'

State Comptroller finds Israel only partially prepared for major earthquake, which would have devastating consequences.

'Major earthquake would kill 7,000, destroy bridges'

State Comptroller intervenes in efforts to return Hadar Goldin

Yosef Shapira asks PM Netanyahu to explain Israel's efforts to return body of soldier held by Hamas for 4 years.

State Comptroller intervenes in efforts to return Hadar Goldin

Michael Oren takes on Israel's 'lone soldier' problem

Deputy Min. Oren tells Arutz Sheva state overlooking Israeli lone soldiers, particularly haredim, calls to form new agency to address issue.

Michael Oren takes on Israel's 'lone soldier' problem

'Is upholding law less legitimate than supporting infiltrators?'

Regavim NGO takes issue with State Comptroller report, which accused Binyamin Council of favoritism to pro-Zionist groups.

'Is upholding law less legitimate than supporting infiltrators?'

State Comptroller:

'Israel not prepared for drone threat

State Comptroller says Israel not prepared for threat of UAVs, not enforcing laws to prevent accidents or criminal activity.

'Israel not prepared for drone threat

Comptroller: State neglecting Holocaust survivors

New report finds Holocaust Survivors Rights Authority not providing for Holocaust survivors' needs as it is supposed to.

Comptroller: State neglecting Holocaust survivors

State Comptroller to check preparedness for chemical attack

State Comptroller says he'll check likelihood and preparedness of home front for chemical attack, will list ways to protect home front more.

State Comptroller to check preparedness for chemical attack

'The tunnel threat is serious - but not existential'

IDF Chief of Staff speaks about State Comptroller's report, says Israel has hit 'hundreds of targets' since 2014.

'The tunnel threat is serious - but not existential'

'State Comptroller adopted a childish approach'

The former head of the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate, Amos Yadlin, criticized Comptroller's report on Protective Edge campaign.

'State Comptroller adopted a childish approach'

'US supported Israel's opponent during Protective Edge'

Jerusalem Post managing editor says Protective Edge 'unparalleled' political success as Israel resisted hostile Obama Administration.

'US supported Israel's opponent during Protective Edge'

Ya'alon: The Cabinet was irresponsible, leaked information

Former Defense Minister defends conduct during Gaza conflict in light of Comptroller report. 'The discussions were a big farce.'

Ya'alon: The Cabinet was irresponsible, leaked information

State Comptroller report

Only Bennett demanded the destruction of terror tunnels

State Comptroller writes government failed to take tunnel threat seriously, withheld essential information from ministers.

Only Bennett demanded the destruction of terror tunnels

'Good that Ya'alon was removed from office'

MK Oren Hazan attacks former Defense Minister: 'No need to read report to understand Defense Minister Ya'alon worst in Israel's history.'

'Good that Ya'alon was removed from office'

PM: No Cabinet has been more informed

PM rejects Comptroller report conclusions, says nations around world seek to partner with Israel because of its strength and expertise.

PM: No Cabinet has been more informed

'There are 15 terror tunnels under Gaza border'

Officials say Hamas currently has 15 tunnels for use in attacks against Israel.

'There are 15 terror tunnels under Gaza border'

Goldin Family: Publish the full Comptroller's report

Family of Hadar Goldin, whose body has been held by Hamas for over 2 years, demands PM allow publishing of full report on state's failures.

Goldin Family: Publish the full Comptroller's report

State Comptroller requests public input on disabled seniors

State Comptroller Yosef Shapira asks for public responses regarding the subject of state treatment of disabled senior citizens.

State Comptroller requests public input on disabled seniors

Comptroller: Israelis not adequately protected from rockets

More than two million Israelis lack adequate shelter in case of rocket attacks, finds State Comptroller Yosef Shapira.

Comptroller: Israelis not adequately protected from rockets

State Comptroller to probe Netanyahu and his wife

State Comptroller to probe claims on Ilana Dayan's show by former director of the Authority for Advancement of the Status of Women.

State Comptroller to probe Netanyahu and his wife

'Government was not negligent on tunnel threat'

Prime Minister met with State Comptroller to present proof that government was taking terror tunnel threat seriously before 2014 Gaza war.

'Government was not negligent on tunnel threat'

State comptroller: Israel unprepared for massive cyber-attack

State Comptroller said Israel neglecting cyber-security, as cyber-threats grow.

State comptroller: Israel unprepared for massive cyber-attack

Netanyahu requests hearing before Comptroller's report

Prime Minister Netanyahu requested a second hearing before the State Comptroller publishes his reports on the Gaza tunnels.

Netanyahu requests hearing before Comptroller's report

Jewish Home party has the highest amount of debt per MK

Jewish Home party's debt rivals that of the much larger Likud party and accounts for a quarter of the debt owed by all Knesset factions.

Jewish Home party has the highest amount of debt per MK

Joint List receives largest fines in comptroller report

The State comptroller released his report on campaign finance violations today. The largest fines were meted out to the Joint List.

Joint List receives largest fines in comptroller report

Comptroller: Education Ministry not doing enough to fight racism

State Comptroller Shapira reports that the Education Ministry must be more proactive against racism among youngsters.

Comptroller: Education Ministry not doing enough to fight racism

Controversial 'Hannibal Directive' may be abolished

In report on operation Protective Edge, State Comptroller calls for end to procedure directing IDF to endanger lives of kidnapped soldiers.

Controversial 'Hannibal Directive' may be abolished

Exposed: Police erase traffic tickets for Palestinians, tourists

State comptroller presents serious failures in traffic cameras, police conduct. Among others, 50,000 serious charges against drivers erased.

Exposed: Police erase traffic tickets for Palestinians, tourists

Tax Authority to crack down on rabbis, religious service workers

Tax Authority releases new regulations declaring rabbinical, kabbalistic services to be taxed as businesses.

Tax Authority to crack down on rabbis, religious service workers

Lapid: Housing Crisis Caused by Netanyahu

Yesh Atid head urges the public to carefully read the State Comptroller's report on the housing crisis, to be published Wednesday.

Lapid: Housing Crisis Caused by Netanyahu

Mayors to PM: 'Scandal' Won't Affect Our Support for You

Regional Council heads dismiss negative State Comptroller's report on Netanyahus ahead of elections.

Mayors to PM: 'Scandal' Won't Affect Our Support for You

Peres's Residence Found to have Breached Regulations

State Comptroller criticizes Presidential Residence mismanagement under Peres, noting disregard of past reports, employment foul-ups.

Peres's Residence Found to have Breached Regulations

Comptroller Report Slams Netanyahu - Did he Break the Law?

Comptroller finds Prime Minister's Residence expenses ballooned under Netanyahu and then dropped showing lack of 'proportionality.'

Comptroller Report Slams Netanyahu - Did he Break the Law?

PM's Expense Report to be Published in Wake of 'Bottle-Gate'

State Comptroller Shapira announced Monday that PM's Residence expense report will be published in 2 weeks, criminal conduct included.

PM's Expense Report to be Published in Wake of 'Bottle-Gate'

Comptroller: Reporter Had No Business Releasing PM Document

State Comptroller Yosef Shapira on Sunday slammed Channel Ten reporter Raviv Drucker for publishing a draft document report he is preparing.

Comptroller: Reporter Had No Business Releasing PM Document

Arava Oil Spill Disaster 60% Worse Than Originally Feared

State Comptroller launches investigation over responsibility, as estimates over the damage more than double overnight.

Arava Oil Spill Disaster 60% Worse Than Originally Feared

Report: 'Kabbalah Rabbis' Rake in Hundreds of Millions

A report Wednesday by State Comptroller Yosef Shapira claims tax authorities have missed a huge tax scandal within the hareidi community.

Report: 'Kabbalah Rabbis' Rake in Hundreds of Millions