In the wake of the publication of leaked recordings of former Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak commenting on sensitive security affairs, including government discussions about attacking Iranian nuclear facilities from 2010-12, attorney Eitan Peleg on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Israel Police against Barak for the alleged revelation of state secrets.
In the complaint, Peleg said Israelis from all walks of life were “astounded by the scope of the confidential, not to mention top secret, information revealed by Barak to journalists Ilan Kfir and Danny Dor.”
Peleg said there was a “vital and urgent need” for the opening of a criminal investigation of Barak. The Israel Police acknowledged receiving Peleg’s complaint and said it would be processed. Peleg told Israel Hayom that he is “determined” to pursue legal action against Barak.
Also on Tuesday, it was reported that Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein and other top law enforcement officials have held consultations on whether to open a probe into the Barak matter. The Israeli Justice Ministry declined to comment.