The deal was broken by a soldier who took an oath regarding secrecy and broke it. She stole 2000 documents regarding state secrets. If her interest was activities that she believed were illegal, she had other options. For Ha'aretz to try rationalize her actions and its own is obscene. This is not a debating society but a country under serious threat. I and many others are fed up with this paper and many of us will join the group of former readers who can no longer stomach your excuses for actions that are dangerous to our country.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: How the Shin Bet broke its deal with Haaretz