Just want to offer a shout out to new subscribers from the Israel Weapon Industries (Shlomi S.) and Israel’s Justice Ministry (Gil CS). One can only wonder what they find so interesting here. But hey, maybe they’ll learn something. Of course one hopes it won’t be the identity of whistleblowers and sources who are actually protecting the Israeli government from some of its worst impulses. That would be most unfortunate.
Along those lines, I note that the Justice Ministry is enlisting the public to create a posse to apprehend evildoers (like me, I presume, were I an Israeli citizen). Here’s a part of the responsibilities of the Security and Special Projects unit of the Ministry:
Leaking of Sensitive Information
We turn to you [the public] to report to us when you come upon a leak of sensitive information or illegal publication, such as a document from our ministry or ruling that infringes on personal privacy, which are published in any of the following ways:
1. In the media
2. Internet: via forums, email, etc.
3. Documents that reached the wrong hands through fax or mail
4. Violations of information security through technological means
Hey, you don’t think the Justice Ministry would be trying to make a statement by having someone subscribe to the blog using their Justice Ministry e mail address, do you? At any rate, like they do in TV shows profiling Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, now let’s all welcome Shlomi and Gil to the group: hi Shlomi, hi Gil!
Thanks to Dena Shunra for research assistance.