Establishment of the Winograd Committee
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
14 September 2006
[IMRA: "Attorney General Meni Mazuz has approved all members of the
It should be noted that Mazuz somehow failed to notice that PM Olmert had
given Admoni's wife three jobs. Admoni gracefully left the committee. It
remains to be seen what other conflicts of interest may be revealed for
others picked by the Olmert team to be on the committee that Mazuz missed.]
The Cabinet will, on Sunday, 17.9.06, approve the establishment of the
Winograd Committee, pursuant to Article 8a of the Government Law. Retired
Judge Dr. Eliyahu Winograd will chair the committee; its other members will
be Prof. Ruth Gavison, Prof. Yehezkel Dror, Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Menachem Einan
and Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Haim Nadel.
Nahum Admoni, who was due to chair the committee but who recommended that a
retired judge do so, has asked to resign from the committee. Given that the
committee will also inquire into the security establishment's role, Admoni
and Judge Winograd agreed that a reserve major-general would join the
committee in place of the former. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert thanked Admoni
for his willingness to serve on the committee.
Attorney General Meni Mazuz has approved all members of the committee.