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Comptroller to grade Israel’s handling of Iran nuclear threat

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State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman said Tuesday that his office has started looking into Israel’s preparedness to deal with Iran’s nuclear program amid recent criticism from former officials of how leaders have handled the matter.

“The matter is on my desk,” Engelman said at a conference in Herzliya organized by the Walla news website. “We have begun a review of this matter with the perpsective that it is a central danger.”

“Part of Israel’s strength is that everyone is subject to criticism, including the security establishment, the IDF and our intelligence bodies,” Engelman noted.

The comptroller also said that his office will examine cyber threats to the country, focusing on information held by the tax authority.

Englman said the comprehensive body of information the authority holds on every citizen is a “great risk” if it is not properly protected. He noted that aside from the personal details held by the authority, tax revenues also influence the national budget and government income.

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