This whole fiasco - the media gag, Blau's persecution and being made into a fugitive, the trial - it's ALL highlighting to the world, by making a thousand times more visible what Blau reported in his articles, how both the IDF and Israel really operate. The revelations he narrated may have thrown Israel's integrity and credibility into question - but Israel's response to it, with all its heavy handed nuances, is not only exhibiting what was called into question, but it's ensuring ever closer world scrunity of that was revealed by those revelations. NOTHING Blau reported involved Israel's national security, it involved revelations into the extrajudicial planning and execution of the assassination of terrorist suspects by the IDF - WITH an allowance for collateral death! Neither the state, nor IDF forces, were compromisedby it in any way. All it did was to reveal to everyone a nasty little truth about how the Israeli security forces ignore human rights and dignity, and even the laws of Israel, with complete impunity. And it also sheds some light on how three unarmed "suspects" in the killing of a Rabbi, of which there were no witnesses, were woken in the middle of the night and shot dead, apparently while surrendering, right in front of their families - doesn't it? The bottom line is that it's up to the IDF to keep its filthy criminal secrets hidden from public view, but if it can't, then it's a reporter's job to expose them to the public.
Ofir Akunis officially replaces Danny Danon as minister of science, technology, and space (Haaretz)
from the article: Harrass the IDF, not alleged whistleblower Anat Kam