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Is Israel spying on its visitors?

Foreign visitors attending conferences in Israel are being asked to complete a form accounting for their free time and the names and phone numbers of the people with whom they expect to have contact.

Tourists view the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalem's Old City atop the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount, June 21, 2018.REUTERS/Ammar Awad

It happened about a week ago, when I was among a group of travelers that included several Israeli citizens and a Palestinian citizen of the United States. We were returning to Israel following a two-day meeting in Jordan. We arrived at the Sheikh Hussein Bridge an hour before it closed for the night. There weren’t many other travelers there aside from a group of female Palestinian citizens of Israel studying for master’s degrees at a Jordanian

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