Former PM Barak claims former IDF chief Ashkenazi threatened him


Former prime minster and defense minister Ehud Barak told Israeli police that former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi threatened him as part of what has been dubbed the Harpaz Affair. He told the police, Ashkenazi said "You are starting a war," before storming out of room in one of their conversations.


The affair shook the IDF top brass when it was first reported in 2010 that Ashkenzi was tied to a plot to block Barak’s choice for Ashkenazi's successor as IDF chief through an illegal smear campaign. (Eli Senyor)