Israeli censorship strikes again. Despite several instances in which Rechavia Berman has successfully violated Israeli gag orders and reported on security matters mentioned here as well, this time the censor didn’t take too kindly to the naming of Yitzhak Ilan as director-designate of the Shabak. After he published the name, he was forced to remove it. He added the statement:
The editor decided to accede to a request from the military censor, after it acknowledged our site and turned to it with a request to remove the explicit name [in Hebrew shem ham’forash, a satiric reference to God’s name] of the next Shabak director until the official announcement of his appointment, which will be made in the coming months. Whoever read it, read it. Whoever could not, let his mouse do the walking [an illusion to a link to my blog in the following sentence].
Hey, maybe we should publish the information so widely in Israel and outside that we will make the thought police shudder and give up on their efforts to shield from the public information that is rightly theirs, since the appointment is being made in their name.
Screenshot h/t Uri Breitman.