The Agranat Commission was a national inquiry commission established on Its Intermediate Report was published on April 1st , focusing on the reasons. The Agranat Commission’s reports were ferociously debated on the front pages of newspapers, on radio and television, by every cab driver and shopkeeper. Agranat Commission investigation and reports regading the Yom Kippur war.

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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 Commission issued the interim report. Presented to the Israeli government on April 1,this booklet of about forty pages was widely discussed on the front pages of Israeli newspapers immediately upon its publication.

Moreover, the Israeli press quoted large chunks of it word-for-word.

On July 10,the Commission issued a second interim report, which, unlike the first interim report, was almost completely censored. Out of pages, divided into two volumes, the Commission approved the publication of no more than six introductory pages.

The third and final Agranat Report, which the Commission submitted to the government and the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on January 30,covers 1, pages and is divided into seven volumes. As is true of the second report, its contents were heavily censored and inaccessible to the general public.


In that year, which marked the twentieth anniversary of the war, the newspaper demanded that the government declassify the contents of the report about which the public was most curious. This edition of the report omitted forty-eight pages that dealt exclusively with intelligence affairs.

In Septembera spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defense announced the publication of a more comprehensive edition of the Agranat Report. This was made public in January The Commission itself suppressed thousands of pages of protocols and additional source material about the war for a period of thirty years.

Judgment in Jerusalem

Inthis special committee, spearheaded by Chairman Justice Yitzhak Engelhard, has gradually approved the publication of about fifty testimonies, which have attracted substantial public interest. When IDFA published a collection of Commission testimonies on its website in and —which included excerpts of the protocols of Prime Minister Golda Meir and tens of military officers—the minutes of these testimonies made headlines in several newspapers and television channels.

History in the Public Courtroom: A professor of law, Pnina Lahav has published nearly 50 journal articles and books, including the critically acclaimed Judgment in Jerusalem: The Agranat Commission, appointed by the cabinet to investigate the debacle of the Yom Kippur War, catapulted Agranat into the center of Israel’s gravest crisis.


He became the target of one of the most acrimonious and caustic torrents of criticism the country has ever known.

Agranat Commission

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. Every Israeli had—still has—a definite opinion about its findings.

More, read chapter 13 in the book “War and the Agranat Commission “. Read the book here. Assaf Yagoury the most famous Israeli captive. Egypt before the war The War.

Agranat Commission

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