The Israeli police don’t have enough scandal on their plate, what with Maj. Gen. Menashe Arviv accused of accepting bribes from Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto. Now a new scandal (Hebrew) slouches its way toward Tel Aviv to be born. In this case, I break yet another hopeless Israeli gag prohibiting the publication of the name of the suspected sexual harasser. He’s Maj. Gen. Bruno Stein, commander of the central district. Stein is accused of sexually harassing a female subordinate officer.
It should be added that at this point there is an investigation of the charges and evidence underway. But he has not been indicted or faced any formal charges. At this point, the report doesn’t appear to link to the Pinto story but, who knows?
Now, to Israeli courts and journalists: take this post, get the gag order rescinded and let the story be vetted properly and publicly as it should.