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Moshe Edri withdraws as Police Commissioner nominee

Moshe Edri Wednesday withdrew from his nomination as Police Commissioner that was sponsored by Public Security Minister Gilead Erdan, complaining that he had been dogged throughout the process with slurs and denigration. The nominee was finally forced to quit after he was discovered to have met with the manager of a lie detector five days before he was asked by the Appointments Committee to undergo this test and failed to report that encounter. His exit leaves the police force without a commissioner or even a ready candidate for the job. It is a slap in the face for the minister who laid his prestige on the line for the Edri appointment – even after he was disqualified by the Appointments Committee. Erdan reacted to the loss by saying that Edri was the victim of a “grave injustice.”

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  • Dec 6, 2018 @ 1:46 at 1:46
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    Good point. More needs to be said about the prosecutorial culture in Israel, inaction of the police in the Arab sector, overly long life of “files”, etc. The justice and police systems need reform in Israel.

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