Police to recommend indictment for former IDF chief Ashkenazi


The police will recommend indicting former IDF chief of staff Lt.Gen. (res.) Gaby Ashkenazi on charges of breach of trust and passing-on
classified information as part of what has become to be known as the Harpaz Affair – a scandal surrounding the race to nominate Ashkenazi's successor some three years ago.


The affair is named for Lt. Colonel (res.) Boaz Harpaz, who forged a letter intending to cast doubt over the candidacy of Major General Yoav Galant as the new head of the military. Galant's nomination was backed by then-defense minister Ehud Barak, while Ashkenazi preferred Major General Gadi Eizenkot.