Sometimes it's just better to apologize after making a mistake. In the Case above; a Haaretz Journalist committed a crime. If you (Haaretz) keep justifying this Act against the Security of our State, the short and long term consequences for your Paper will be disastrous. You can look for excuses all day long but this time you crossed the line.
from the article: As a democracy, how can Israel censor citizens' right to know?