Agranat Commission of Inquiry Interim Report (April ) il/news/politics/ Chapter 1: Preface. 1. Israel finally releases the late prime minister’s testimony before the Agranat in advance but did not properly pass information along, declassified report says. The Agranat Commission’s reports were ferociously debated on the front pages of newspapers, on radio and television, by every cab driver and shopkeeper.

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New Yom Kippur War testimony details the failures. The Commission itself suppressed thousands of pages of repirt and additional source material about the war for a period of thirty years.

The state commission of inquiry was set up to investigate the war chaired by Chief Justice Simon Agranat, the Agranat Commission shook the Israeli political system to its foundation. The Agranat Commission was founded according to a decision of the government made on November zgranat,as soon as the separation of forces agreement with Egypt was signed.

The public part of the report was written as if the Agranat commission was not aware of several key facts about the war:. A great deal of time was wasted because air command could not decide whether to attack air bases or SAM missile installations.

Later critics argued that the Cabinet’s authority stemmed from the IDF Agranaatwhich authorised the Minister of Defence to set up the army. This report caused public uproar and unhappiness in the army. The Commission issued the interim report.

This was a critical error that was responsible for the loss of many lives. I couldn’t agranag a logical feport Yadin said. Tunnels bore, missiles mean war: The findings of the Agranat Commission notwithstanding, Dayan panicked at a crucial moment and began babbling about “the fall of the Third Temple. Accordingly, Elazar resigned in April of The Agranat commission determined with regard to her that “The activity of the Prime Minister during the critical days preceding the war bears witness to an approach that is suitable to the heavy responsibility laid on her This caused so much public concern that Sharon was asked to appear before the Commission, [3] which accepted his testimony that the quote was in the context of a specific event which occurred under very exceptional circumstances.


The Agranat agganat determined that evaluation of intelligence had been entrusted to a single body, and therefore recommended a number of changes in the Israeli intelligence apparetus: Meir criticized the defense minister.

Add to this the various accounts that were published in Arab countries, and the constant reinterpretation that is demanded by the perspective of time, the confusion caused by the clouding of memories and deaths of some of the protagonists. The Agranat Commission, appointed by the reporr to investigate the debacle of the Yom Kippur War, catapulted Agranat into the center of Israel’s gravest crisis.

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A warning that would allow time for the orderly call up of reserves. I can understand that there are sources you really have to preserve, but sometimes we were over guarded, like in this matter.

How did the war stop? The Agranat Commission’s reports were ferociously debated on the front pages of newspapers, on radio and television, by every cab driver and shopkeeper across the country. Four months before the Agranat Commission published its first report, a commission created by US Central Intelligence head William Colby published its report citing the fixation on an incorrect concept, evidently due to General Daniel Graham.

I said, I decided and that is that. Many years later, a National Security Council was created to implement one of the Commission’s recommendations.

Additional resignations of senior officers due to Agranat Commission recommendations included the head of the AMAN research departmentthe head of the Egyptian branch in the research department and others. A professor of law, Pnina Lahav has published nearly 50 journal articles and books, including the critically acclaimed Judgment in Jerusalem: Had the Israeli crossing towards the canal realized the military objective of Israel?

Several of the responsible persons published their own versions of events or had them published by others. Yadin continued, asking if it was okay that Zamir didn’t tell Meir before he left. For example, a soldier who becomes accustomed in time of peace not to observe the minor rules, such as in matters of personal appearance, without being alerted to this failure by his superior officer, will in the end be negligent in carrying out operational orders.


Its headline recommendation was the dismissal of four senior officers in military intelligence: These are the details of Golda Meir’s testimony for the Agranat Commission that was published Thursday for the first time, 40 years after the war. Israel and the Arab World. As is true of the second report, its contents were heavily censored and inaccessible to the general public. However in modern Hebrew there is no detectable difference in standard pronunciation of taf with or without a agrannat, and therefore Histadruth and Histadrut, Rehovoth and Rehovot are all acceptable.

The commission agranxt main responsibility for the intelligence surprise and lack of preparedness on the military leaders, while the government was cleared of direct responsibility.

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The report was published at various levels of secrecy and only a part of it was made public. Marwan has wrongly been cast as a Mossad agent in several sources, but he was not.

This only confirmed the Commission’s criticisms about the reliance on a single avenue for intelligence analysis. Read the book here.

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The conclusions of the report inspired the creation of an advisor to the Prime Minister on intelligence matters, and of a special AMAN military intelligence unit tasked with the creation of a situation evaluation that is the opposite of the accepted one.

These failed in that they gave a completely inadequate warning to the IDF. Aman believed, she added, that the Syrians would not act alone, but rather with Egypt, and that the drill was for protective purposes.

It just became insignificant. Shlaim, Avi The Iron Wall: