Feb 5, 2008 13:16 | Updated Feb 5, 2008 22:52


Retired justice Dalia Dorner convened on Tuesday the first meeting of the judicial commission of inquiry into the government’s handling of Holocaust survivors and said she had received many complaints from survivors regarding improper treatment.

“The community of Holocaust survivors deserves a special response from the State of Israel,” said Dorner at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, where the hearings will take place. “According to the many letters the commission has received until now, we see there are problems that deserve to be addressed.”

The Knesset State Control Committee, headed by MK Zevulun Orlev (NU/NRP), voted to establish the commission on January 7. Supreme Court Justice Dorit Beinisch appointed the three-person committee, which also includes Professors Omer Moav and Zvi Eisokovits.