(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today (Tuesday), 27 October 2009, instructed a senior professional team to formulate recommendations on possible alternatives regarding the proper way in which the State of Israel needs to deal with the claims that have been directed at it following the Goldstone report.

The members of the team are: Attorney General Meni Mazuz, IDF Advocate General Maj.-Gen. Avichai Mendelblit, the Foreign Ministry Legal Adviser, the Defense Ministry Legal Adviser and Cabinet Secretary Eyal Gabai, who will coordinate the work of the team. The team will submit its recommendations within a short time to Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman.

Afterwards, to the extent necessary, the recommendations will be submitted for Cabinet approval.