Stern said to complain to associates of ‘witch hunt’

Knesset Member Elazar Stern. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Knesset Member Elazar Stern. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern tells his associates the controversy surrounding his comments about “shredding” complaints during his stint as head of the IDF Manpower Directorate was a “witch hunt,” according to Hebrew media reports.

“This was a witch hunt that was disproportionate,” he is quoted as saying, shortly after announcing he was dropping his candidacy to be elected head of the Jewish Agency.

Stern also complained that he was the victim of a “great injustice,” the reports say.

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