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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Supreme Court orders Winograd transcripts published - two weeks after interim report

Israel's Supreme Court this evening ordered the Winograd Commission testimony of Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert, 'defense' minister Amir Comrade Peretz and former IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz to be published. Unfortunately, publication need not take place until two weeks after the Commission issues its interim report, which is scheduled to happen this month.
In a 4-1 decision, the Supreme Court told the Olmert-appointed commission that it must publish the testimonies no later than two weeks after the publication of its interim report. Justice Ayala Procaccia was the sole dissenting vote, insisting that the commission release the testimonies before the interim report is made public.

The Supreme Court had originally ordered the commission on March 22nd to publish the testimonies before Pesach, prior to the release of its interim report, scheduled for the end of this month.
If Olmert is forced to resign at the end of April or beginning of May, we could have elections this summer. Of course, under Israeli law, you have to be in the country to vote, so don't look for elections in August.


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