"There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up," the official said.
Israel's right-wing government is helping to crack down on the practice, though some critics question its real motives in doing so.
The late physicist's daughter said the sale gave "admirers of his work the chance to acquire a memento of our father's extraordinary life."
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Hurricane force winds extended out 25 miles from the storm's core and tropical storm force winds were up to 90 miles out early Monday.