“When disclosure of records is clearly within the public interest, agencies like the NYPD should use their discretion to release records.”
A trove of documents related to Israel’s 1961 trial of the Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann will be auctioned off in Jerusalem after their discovery in a trash bin.
The Central Intelligence Agency declassified documents dealing with the Camp David Accords.
A collection of rare documents belonging to Oskar Schindler, including original construction plans to build facilities intended to house Jews during the war, will be auctioned off later this month.
Egyptian intelligence documents published by Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry al-Youm claim that a radical jihadi group is planning attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo. The newspaper reports that a top secret letter was sent throughout Egypt’s security sectors in early September warning about the militants, who were also said to be planning attacks in the Sinai Peninsula. The report comes as Egypt continues an unprecedented military campaign to crack down on extremists in the Sinai after an attack at a Egypt-Israel border station last month. It also comes a little over a year after Egyptian protesters attacked the Israeli Embassy following the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak amid the country’s revolution. In one famous incident, an Egyptian man climbed to the top of the complex housing the embassy, removed the Israeli flag, and replaced it with an Egyptian one.