Petition Court: Concerns of Conflict of Interests in Admoni Committee

The Movement for Quality Government demands that Yedidya Yaari and David Ivri not be appointed to the committee.

The for Quality Government petitioned to the High Court of Justice on Monday, demanding it prevent the appointment of Rafael Armaments Development Authority CEO Yedidya Yaari and Boeing representative David Ivri to the Admoni committee in charge of investigating that actions of the political rank and file in the Lebanon war.

The movement says the appointment of the two would constitute a conflict of interests.

When the Admoni committee was established, Haaretz reported that Yaari's appointment to the committee is problematic as he is employed as Rafael CEO, a government security company.

As the controlling body over Rafael, the government can influence Yaari's employment with the company.

Additionally, the Ministry of Defense is one of Rafael's main business clients. Rafael also serves as a "national lab" for research and development for the defense establishment.

As reported by Yedioth Aharonot, David Ivri is the current representative in Israel for Boeing, one of the Ministry of Defense's largest suppliers. During the Lebanon war, Israel used Boeing helicopters, bombs and missiles.