(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

The Cabinet will, on Sunday, 17 September 2006, 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.