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Internal Security: May 17, 2012

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The Ministry of Justice is formulating legislation which would expand state agencies’ authority to conduct telephone and e-mail surveillance of Israeli citizens.  The proposed legislation would allow agencies such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Garden Authority, and the Antiquities’ Authority to use information gleaned from electronic surveillance in their investigations. (Haaretz)

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Closed Society: December 22, 2011‎

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Unknown persons set fire to an archeological site near Afula in the north of Israel. A container of archeological findings was burnt along with much of its contents. The Israeli Antiquities Authority think that the perpetrator were Haredi jews.

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December 22nd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Diplomacy: 24 January, 2011

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The Antiquities Authority conducted a series of clandestine excavations near the Temple Mount. Prominent persons in Israel’s Islamic community, led by Sheikh Ra’ed Salah, had accused Israel of conducting these excavations, which could endanger the mosques in the Haram Al Sharif, but the authorities involved denied conducting excavations at the site.

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January 24th, 2011 at 3:01 am