The Secrets in Israel's Archives
Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing Kept Under Lock and Key

Cook, Jonathan

Publisher:  CounterPunch
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."

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