Israelites celebrate! Ban on iPads lifted

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Claiming that it has competing a security investigation on the ramifications of iPads inside the country, Israel will no longer confiscate the device from citizens who have "smuggled" one in.

Israel's Minister of Communications, Moshe Kakhlon, has "approved the import of [iPads] to Israel," said a ministry spokesperson in a statement.

The country decided to put a complete embargo on the device after it was concerned that the iPad's wireless signals could interfere with other communications in the area. So any packages sent to Israel that contained an iPad were seized by officials.

Now, however, it has concluded that the Apple tablets pose no threat, and the import ban has been lifted. Anyone whose iPad was confiscated will get it back.

The international iPad market has been burgeoning as Apple still hasn't announced official release dates for the iPad anywhere outside the US.