RAMALLAH, April 24 (JMCC) - Israel
requires all journalists to submit articles that could harm Israel's security to a military censor. In this article, Der Spiegel interviews Israel's top censor.
SPIEGEL ONLINE: There is even self-censorship among Israeli journalists: Sometimes they do not hand in certain information to the censor because they themselves think that its publication would harm state security. In the case of the killing of Hamas weapons dealer Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, for example, Israelis journalists know much more than they have published.Read
Vaknin-Gil: Without reference to the specific event, what you are describing is what I call the Israeli consensus. I believe that Israeli journalists are very responsible. Some of them are even more security-oriented than we are at the censor's office.
the whole interview here...