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Israeli PM names new PR officer after sexual scandal disaccord

(Xinhua)

10:04, February 23, 2012

JERUSALEM, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday appointed Lior Dan as new communications director of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) following Yoav Hendel's resignation due to his handling of a sexual harassment scandal.

Hendel, head of the PMO National Information Directorate, is the main whistle blower in an affair that has riven Netanyahu's office in recent weeks, in which bureau chief Natan Eshel was forced to resign after signing a plea admitting to harassing a female co-worker.

Eshel was accused of taking pictures of sexual nature of a female staff member, stalking her and accessing her computer.

At a private meeting on Tuesday, Netanyahu reprimanded Hendel for reporting the case directly to the attorney general without informing him.

Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser and Military Secretary Yohanan Locker, who are involved in exposing the harassment, are also expected to step down soon, but they did not yet sign their resignation.

Netanyahu rebuked the three civil servants and expressed disappointment with their actions.

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