MK Urges Polygraph to Plug Cabinet Leaks

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Knesset Member Motti Yogev, Acting Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affair and Defense Committee. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

The Israeli government has long been plagued by leaks to the media at the highest echelons, and it has to be stopped, the Acting Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security committee said on Thursday.

MK Moti Yogev called for the Shin Bet to investigate cabinet members following publication of cabinet transcripts by the newspaper Yediot Aharonot.

“Cabinet discussions and disputes, even if they are sharp and piercing, are legitimate and even essential,” says Yogev. “What is not legitimate is leaks and parts of transcripts allegedly given to journalists,” he was quoted as saying by Arutz Sheva.

“This is irresponsible and endangers state security. This compromises the ability of the Cabinet to manage future wars,” says Yogev.

“I urge the government to investigate the leaks and if necessary to conduct a polygraph test to all who were members of the cabinet at the time. It is our responsibility to Israel’s security,” said Yogev, a retired IDF colonel.