You Won't Believe What People Try to Smuggle Into Israel

Giant snails, straw brooms, pine trees and dates – lots of dates – are just some of the items confiscated at Ben-Gurion International Airport. Haaretz spends a day on the beet, sorry, beat with the 'plant police.'

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It’s noon and Israel’s international airport is buzzing. From our vantage point we can practically smell the duty-free shops. But we aren’t traveling abroad: our destination is the Arrivals hall. A flight just...