While welcoming Israel's submission to the Human Rights Committee, Human Rights Watch wishes to draw the Committee members's attention to several major shortcomings in the report. In particular, Israel's submission fails to report on all the areas under its jurisdiction, lacks sufficient detail on the restrictions imposed by law or practice on the enjoyment of the rights specified in the Covenant, and at times misrepresents Israeli practice. In light of these very serious shortcomings, Human Rights Watch believes that Israel's submission falls sufficiently short of the Committee's guidelines for the form and content of initial reports to justify a request for Israel to provide additional information prior to its next periodic report.