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    A holiday is Israel seems to be the massage this mysterious "Irish4Israel" group is currently trying to push on bus shelters.
    Funny how they don't mention this sort of thing.
    Brings to mind the Romanians having to register their typewriters back in the Ceaușescu days.

    Israel Airport Security 'Allowed to Read Tourists' Email'
    Israeli security officials at Ben Gurion airport are legally allowed to demand access to tourists’ email accounts and deny them entry if they refuse, the country’s top legal official said on Wednesday.

    Details of the policy were laid out by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein in a written response to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the group said in a statement.

    In June 2012, ACRI’s Lila Margalit wrote to the attorney general demanding clarification following media reports about security officials demanding access to tourists’ email accounts before allowing them into the country.

    “In a response dated April 24, 2013, the attorney general’s office confirmed this practice,” ACRI said, quoting sections of the document which said it was only done in exceptional cases where “relevant suspicious signs” were evident and only done with the tourist’s “consent”.

    "However, the attorney general's office also noted that while a tourist may refuse such a search, 'it will be made clear to him that his refusal will be taken into consideration along with other relevant factors, in deciding whether to allow him entry to Israel'," it continued.
    Is someone going to refuse this after hours of travel and hundreds, or maybe thousands spent on flights and accommodation?

    I guess it could be worse though. They could clone your passport to use when killing people.

    It is not at all uncommon for the mostly youthful immigration officers to wander off, passports and tickets in hand, ostensibly to consult with their seniors. Surrendering documents at check-in or at immigration has hitherto been considered a necessary evil for all those travelling in and out of Ben Gurion.

    But the evidence that the Israeli state has been taking the information gleaned from these inspections to create cloned identities for its spies introduces a new level of risk to the experience.


    The report by the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) into the use of cloned British passports in the Dubai assassination makes clear their view that this is what happened as Britons travelled through the airport in the months and years before the plot was hatched to kill the Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

    The Soca report concluded that the passports must have been cloned at the airport or at other interfaces with Israeli officialdom, such as airline offices in other countries.
    At some point the gloves must come off and we face our adversaries.
    We're all Rhodesians now.

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    Unworkable. If someone is a terrorist they can just set up a new account beforehand with no terrorist material in their inbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyelight View Post
    A holiday is Israel seems to be the massage this mysterious "Irish4Israel" group is currently trying to push on bus shelters.
    Funny how they don't mention this sort of thing.
    Brings to mind the Romanians having to register their typewriters back in the Ceaușescu days.

    Israel Airport Security 'Allowed to Read Tourists' Email'


    Is someone going to refuse this after hours of travel and hundreds, or maybe thousands spent on flights and accommodation?

    I guess it could be worse though. They could clone your passport to use when killing people.
    yawn.... another eyelight jew-hating thead.

    Zoo please mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P Ryan View Post
    yawn.... another eyelight jew-hating thead.

    Zoo please mods.
    How is it "jew hating"? There are legitimate privacy concerns.
    Real News.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Unworkable. If someone is a terrorist they can just set up a new account beforehand with no terrorist material in their inbox.
    Yup. This, if true, is an astoundingly stupid idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    How is it "jew hating"? There are legitimate privacy concerns.
    maybe, but all of Eyelight's threads are inspired by his virulent anti-semetism. Next time Netanyahu farts, he'll probably be on here with a thread claiming it was a mossad poison gas attack against their political opponents

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    Eyelight is a critic of Israel not an anti-semite. ADL-type blacklisting will not work in this country.
    Real News.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    Eyelight is a critic of Israel not an anti-semite. ADL-type blacklisting will not work in this country.
    You'll find the occasional snide remark about Jews coming from Eyelight. Not all of Israel's critics here are anti-Jewish but I think Eyelight is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P Ryan View Post
    maybe, but all of Eyelight's threads are inspired by his virulent anti-semetism.
    All....?

    Here's a random selection of threads I started that have absolutely nothing to do with Israel.

    Papal Nuncio quit Dublin role after bank accounts questioned

    No Dissenting Voices As M50 Toll Tax Continues

    Berlusconi on Bribery

    Condom used as evidence in Assange sex case 'does not contain his DNA'

    Pavee Point's bizarre Press Officer loves Margaret Thatcher and Ayn Rand

    Priest says he has no idea how gay porn appeared during his PowerPoint presentation


    But, while looking at old threads just now, I see I did start a thread about this same issue, last year, so Mods, feel free to merge.
    At some point the gloves must come off and we face our adversaries.
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    This has been going on for years.
    The security guard found this especially hilarious. With a laugh, she called her blonde colleague over and reread the sentence mockingly. “You can tell your friend, not only do we google you, we read your emails, too!”
    After reading several more emails, they wrote down every contact name, email, and phone number they could find. Finally, the interrogator said, “Okay you can go.” But before I could even feel the slightest sense of relief she added, “Good luck getting into Israel.”
    Detained at Ben Gurion: 'Not only do we google you, we read your emails, too!'

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