Israel spies on U.S. more than any other ally
Posted by*Philip Weiss
Ah the unending gifts of the special relationship! Jeff Stein reports*at Newsweek*that Israel spies on the U.S. more than any other ally. “Alarming” and “terrifying” are the words used by a congressional aide who has seen the evidence of Israeli theft of US secrets. “Key components for Israel’s nuclear bombs were clandestinely obtained here,” Paul Pillar tells Stein,*echoing Grant Smith.
Notice how this story has emerged in the context of the visa exemption that Israel seeks from the U.S. for its citizens. If they’re coming over here without needing a visa, what’s going to stop them from even more spying, asks that congressional aide.
According to classified briefings on legislation that would lower visa restrictions on Israeli citizens, Jerusalem’s efforts to steal U.S. secrets under the cover of trade missions and joint defense technology contracts have “crossed red lines.”
Israel’s espionage activities in America are unrivaled and unseemly, counterspies have told members of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees, going far beyond activities by other close allies, such as Germany, France, the U.K. and Japan. A congressional staffer familiar with a briefing last January called the testimony “very sobering…alarming…even terrifying.” Another staffer called it “damaging.
”The Jewish state’s primary target: America’s industrial and technical secrets.
“No other country close to the United States continues to cross the line on espionage like the Israelis do,” said a former congressional staffer who attended another classified briefing in late 2013, one of several in recent months given by officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the State Department, the FBI and the National Counterintelligence Directorate…
As Paul Pillar, the CIA’s former national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia, told Newsweek, old habits are hard to break: Zionists were dispatching spies to America before there even was an Israel, to gather money and materials for the cause and later the fledgling state. Key components for Israel’s nuclear bombs were clandestinely obtained here. “They’ve found creative and inventive ways,” Pillar said, to get what they want.
“If we give them free rein to send people over here, how are we going to stop that?” the [anonymous] former congressional aide asked. “They’re incredibly aggressive. They’re aggressive in all aspects of their relationship with the United States. Why would their intelligence relationship with us be any different?”
Israel Won’t Stop Spying on the U.S.
By*Jeff Stein*/ May 6, 2014 5:31 AM EDT
US officials: Extent of Israeli spying ‘shocking’
Jerusalem’s intelligence gathering activity in the America is unrivaled by any other ally, Newsweek reports
BY*TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF*May 6, 2014, 10:01 pm*
Israel’s aggressive and widespread espionage activity in the US is increasingly angering American government officials and has “crossed red lines,” Newsweek reported Tuesday.
The report*anonymously quotes senior intelligence officials*and congressional staffers who have been privy to information on Israeli spying activities. Staffers called the extent of Israeli espionage “sobering” and “shocking,” far exceeding similar activities by any other close US allies.
Some of the spying was allegedly industrial in nature, conducted by Israeli companies or individuals. But a significant amount appeared to be state-sanctioned reconnaissance gathering, according to the report.
“There are no other countries taking advantage of our security relationship the way the Israelis are for espionage purposes,” one former aide who attended a classified briefing on the issue told Newsweek. “It is quite shocking. I mean, it shouldn’t be lost on anyone that after all the hand-wringing over [Jonathan] Pollard, it’s still going on.
”Pollard, a US-born navy intelligence analyst, is serving a life sentence in a North Carolina prison for spying for Israel. He was captured in 1985.
Now the issue of Israel’s spying*activities appears to be holding it back from achieving its goal of joining the US visa waiver program, which would allow Israeli citizens to travel to the US with much greater ease.
The requirements to get into the waiver program are already tough. According to a statement by the Department of Homeland Security quoted by Newsweek, these include “enhanced law enforcement and security-related data sharing with the United States; timely reporting of lost and stolen passports; and the maintenance of high counterterrorism, law enforcement, border control, aviation and document security standards.”
Two obstacles are said to be a relatively high rate of visa refusal — caused by an increase in young Israelis seeking to enter America as tourists and then work illegally — and Israel’s alleged discrimination against Arab-Americans.
But while Israeli diplomats maintain that Jerusalem is taking concrete steps to meet the required standards, the former aide disagreed. “They think that their friends in Congress can get them in, and that’s not the case,” he said. “The Israelis haven’t done s**t to get themselves into the visa waiver program.
”Even if they did did, the magazine said, US officials fear allowing Israel into the program would make it much easier for the Jewish state to spy on its ally.
“They’re incredibly aggressive. They’re aggressive in all aspects of their relationship with the United States,“ the aide said. “If we give them free rein to send people over here, how are we going to stop that?”
Raphael Ahren and JTA contributed to this report.
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Anti-Semitism against Israel ???
FM REPORT OF ISRAELI SPYING ON US 'MALICIOUS'
Angry Israeli reactions to claims made to Congress of "unrivaled" spying in the US
Israel hit back Wednesday at claims by unnamed US officials that it was engaging in extensive espionage in the United States, with sources dubbing the reports as "anti-Semitic.
"Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called the report a "malicious" and false accusation.
The report is "made up," Lieberman told*Army Radio. "We categorically reject such an accusation."
The Israeli embassy in Washington issued a denial, saying that "Israel does not conduct any spying activities (against the US), and condemns any attempt to tarnish Israel with false allegations."
A senior diplomatic source in Jerusalem told the*Ynetweb site that Israel would send the US a strong message over the report, even going so far as to argue that parts of it were "tainted with a whiff of anti-Semitism."
On Tuesday,*Newsweek reported that senior members of the United States intelligence community had told Congress that Israel continues to hold extensive espionage activities in the US, "unrivaled" by those of other closely allied countries.
Most of the alleged espionage focused on industrial and technical secrets.
According to the report, citing current and former intelligence officials, Israel's efforts to "steal US secrets under the cover of trade missions and joint defense technology contracts have crossed red lines.
"No other country close to the United States continues to cross the line on espionage like the Israelis do,” a former congressional staffer was cited byNewsweek*as saying.
MH370: Evidence of False Flag
Published on April 26th, 2014Written by: Veterans Today
MH370: Evidence Suggests a Naval Intelligence / Israeli
False Flag Operation was Exposed Before Execution of an Attack
By Keith Maart
On March 26, 2014, investigative journalist Chris Bollyn broke what has probably been the most important story to date on the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 (MH370).
With the befuddled and clueless mainstream media (MSM) parroting what the government was telling them and some theorizing anything from black holes to alien abduction, Bollyn reported that there was a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 identical to MH370 which had been stored in a hangar in Tel Aviv since November 2013.
*For those knowledgeable of Israel’s long history of false flag attacks, the implications of such a long shot “coincidence” were alarming and frightening.
In October 2013 a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based company, GA Telesis (“GAT”), acquired a 15-year-old Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 (“GAT’s Malaysian 777”) from Kuwaiti-based ALAFCO Leasing (lessor to Malaysian Airlines). GAT’s Malaysian 777 was flown to the relatively small and seasonal Tarbes Lourdes Airport in France’s Pyrenees mountains around October 4, 2013.
*This movement of the plane coincidently occurred a week after President Obama announced that the US would seek diplomatic solutions with Iran regarding its nuclear program. While the plane was at Tarbes Lourdes, the Malaysian Airlines name on the plane was apparently painted over, although the signatory red and blue stripes on the fuselage remained.
Missing Malaysia Airlines jet: Air Asia pilot suspended for claiming Kuala Lumpur "hiding facts."
March 28th 2014
By*LINDSAY MURDOCHThe Search for MH370
Kuala Lumpur:*A senior AirAsia pilot has been suspended for suggesting in a Facebook post Malaysian authorities have been “hiding facts” about the disappearance of MH370.
“The supposed debris…isn’t even confirmed to be from the plane yet! Show us the proof and then tell us MH370 has crashed,” wrote the pilot from the Kuala Lumpur-based airline.
“Till then stop hiding the facts! It’s obvious even to a blind man that there are tons of info the government definitely knows and isn’t sharing yet!,” he wrote.
AirAsia’s chief executive officer Tony Fernandes tweeted the senior first officer who he did not name had been suspended pending an investigation.
The suspension came as other Malaysian pilots rushed to defend the missing Malaysia Airlines' senior pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah who has been accused by unnamed sources quoted in international newspapers as being responsible for the plane’s disappearance and deaths of all 239 people on board.
“Everyone is innocent until proven guilty…I can fully vouch for them (all MH370 crew members, 100 percent,” said a senior Malaysia Airlines pilot, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Another commercial pilot told the New Straits Times newspaper the media should not publish speculation.
“It’s a big no no for the media to publish assumptions without firm evidence as this will not only affect family members of victims but also cause anxiety among the people,” said the pilot, who also did not want his name published.
“The public’s confidence in MAS (Malaysia Airlines) could deteriorate,” he said.
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Report India foils Pakistani terror plot targeting Israeli, US consulates
By JPOST.COM STAFF05/04/2014 15:18
Times of India' reports security agencies learned of plot after interrogating Sri Lankan allegedly hired by a Pakistani official.
Obama is setting up Israel to take the fall
BY JENNIFER RUBIN*March 22
In advance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to the United States, President Obama gavean interview*in which he*viciously attacked Israel, suggesting that Israel was the cause of the peace process failure, that the United States could no longer protect Israel if the peace process failed and that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was a man of peace.