What is considered cultural property in Israel?
In Israel, movable and immovable objects created by humans before 1700 are considered antiquities. Objects of special historical value created from 1700 onwards can also be declared as antiquities by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The Ministry can also define antiquities as objects of national value that are under special protection and the sale or transfer of which must be declared. In addition, antiquities found after the entry into force of the Israeli Antiquities Law, within certain limits established by the Ministry, are considered state property.
What are the export regulations?
Antiquities may be exported with the written permission of the Ministry of Education and Culture.
What sanctions are there?
A breach of the export regulations for antiquities can result in six months' imprisonment or fines of up to 30,000 pounds.