The Harpaz Affair Former Israeli Army Chief Pushed Hard for Probe Into 'Personal Attacks' Against Him

In the end, the Shin Bet security service and the attorney general ignored former Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi’s requests.

The authorities have spent three years looking into the so-called "Harpaz affair," which involved a forged document to influence the choice of the next Israeli army chief of staff. More importantly, a series of letters shows the degree to which then-Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi wanted the security services and law enforcement to broaden the investigation, due to "personal...