Considerations for declassifying records stored in the Israel State Archive (ISA) lack transparency. Reality shows that often, arguments concerning national security, foreign relations, or privacy protection conceal a different truth. Often, too often, documents are redacted in full or in part in order to protect Israel’s image.

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Excerpt from government meeting, redacted,
February 23, 1949

Excerpt from government meeting, unredacted,
February 23, 1949.

Letter of Chief State Archivist to Government Secretary,
October 4, 1994