Soon after the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the East German legislature passed a law to reconstitute the Ministry of State Security as the Office for National Security (Amt für Nationale Sicherheit). However, because of public outcry, the office was never established, and the Stasi was formally disbanded in February 1990. Concerned that Stasi officials were destroying the organization’s files, East German citizens occupied its main headquarters in Berlin on January 15, 1990. In 1991, after considerable debate, the unified German parliament ( Bundestag ) passed the Stasi Records Law , which granted to Germans and foreigners the right to view their Stasi files. By the early 21st century, nearly two million people had done so.
While keeping Israel’s military advantage over its neighbors is already an existing law in the ., the new bill proposes that the president “consult with appropriate officials in the government of Israel on Israel’s qualitative military edge before authorizing arms sales to countries in the Middle East.”
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) [Jew] one of the sponsors of the legislation, said on Friday that the new proposed bill “greatly improves our coordination by requiring consultation with the Israeli government and ensuring closer scrutiny of future regional arms sales.”