Probe Urged Into Eitan's Ugandan Meetings

The Movement for Quality Government asks state comptroller to investigate circumstances under which a private citizen with business interests in Uganda took part in official meetings between PM, president and Ugandan President.

The Movement for Quality Government Sunday asked the state comptroller to investigate the circumstances under which a private citizen with business interests in Uganda took part in official meetings last week between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Rafi Eitan, a businessman who previously served as director of operations in the Mossad and pensioner affairs minister, helped organize Museveni's visit, Haaretz reported Sunday. He is currently trying to set up a cattle ranch in Uganda.

"Among other things, what must be examined is how it could have come about that Mr. Eitan, who is a private businessman, could hope that by simply picking up the phone, he could attend a meeting held by the prime minister and president with the president of another country," the Movement for Quality Government said in a letter to the comptroller.

"The response to his request must, at the least, raise a red flag regarding the manner... in which the country's leaders are engaged in discrimination by advancing the interests of certain citizens."