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Israeli Airport Security Asks for Access to E-Mail, Haaretz Says

June 05, 2012

Israel’s Shin-Bet security service has been asking some U.S. tourists with Arab names traveling through Ben-Gurion International Airport to show its agents their personal e-mail, Haaretz said.

Two U.S. citizens who refused to display their e-mail on laptop computers told the newspaper they were denied entry to Israel.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jonathan Ferziger in Tel Aviv at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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