12/27/2012, Tevet 14, 5773
A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court rejected, Thursday, a petition by the Temple Mount Faithful to release the entire report by the state comptroller regarding the supervision of excavations on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City. The organization claimed that publication of the entire report did not pose an immediate risk, citing the position of the Shabak Israel Security Agency to that effect.
Justice Yoram Danziger sided with the petitioners on that point but rejected the petition, siding with Knesset Legal Advisor Eyal Ynon that publication of confidential portions discussed by the Knesset House Committee could have an adverse effect on Israel's international relations. He also noted that the police disagreed with the Shabak.