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Israel Seeks to Check Former Officials from Revealing Secrets

Israel’s Cabinet discussed at its weekly meeting here today a proposal for legislation that would impose severe penalties on former government officials who, after leaving public service, disclose secret facts that had come to their knowledge while working for the government.

Another legislative proposal discussed by the Cabinet concerned treatment of persons charged with violation of security regulations by having contacts with foreign agents. The proposal called on the government to ease the 15-year prison term for persons convicted of such a crime.