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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Winograd report to be released by year end?

In a letter sent today to Meretz MK Zehava Gal-On and military defender Col. Orna David, the Winograd Commission to examine the events of the 2006 Lebanon War said that it would issue its final report by the end of 2007. The report will not make personal recommendations and the Commission will not send letters of caution to those who may be damaged by the report.
Last week David had sent a letter to the committee, co-written by attorney Yossi Benkel, demanding to know whether media reports saying that it had decided not to make personal recommendations or issue letters of caution were true.

In Thursday's letter, the committee said it saw the release of its report by the end of the year as "most important." Although personal recommendations against officials would not be made by the committee, officials speculated that its conclusions would be harsh.
I smell another High Court of Justice petition against the Commission....


At 9:25 PM, Blogger J. Lichty said...

Olmert's resignation means nothing anyway. Livni would take over as Kadima No. 1.

The only hope still remains the coalition breaking - something not likely to happen.

Was there really any positive outcome of a Winograd reccomendation for resignation that I am missing?

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

J. Lichty,

It's not clear at all that if Olmert resigns the coalition stays together and we get Livni. For starters, Olmert may not resign, and Ehud Barak is having a hard time backing off his very explicit commitment to leave the government when the final Winograd Report comes out if Olmert doesn't resign. If Barak pulls Labor out of the government, it will put enormous pressure on Shas and Yisrael Beiteinu. And don't think Olmert will resign to save the party - he won't. He's not that kind of guy.


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