There are 2 regional telecommunications standards. The CCITT standards prevail in Europe and most of the world. The Bell standards prevail in the USA, and a few other places. There are some differences. Is it conceivable that the iPad only meets the US bell standards ? Thus the delay in releasing it to wider markets ? If so, then Israel is absolutely right, a non-conforming device may interfere with a range of other devices.
Netanyahu instructs to reexamine open-fire orders against stone- throwers (Haaretz)
from the article: Lawmaker: Israel iPad ban stems from IDF security fears