The Secrets in Israel's Archives
Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing Kept Under Lock and Key
Date Written: 20/08/2010
Year Published: 2010
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX12090
Israel has extended the time limit for releasing documents in its archives to 70 years, to prevent disclosure of evidence of widespread ethnic cleansing. The state's chief archivist says many of the documents "are not fit for public viewing" and raise doubts about Israel's "adherence to international law," while the government warns that greater transparency will "damage foreign relations."