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Leaked documents reveal US sees Israel as a spying threat

Posted By admin On August 30, 2013 @ 4:31 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Julian Pecquet
The Hill [1]
August 30, 2013

The Obama administration views Israel as one of the top spying threats facing its intelligence services, leaked documents reveal.

A secret budget request obtained by [2] The Washington Post from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden lumps Israel alongside U.S. foes Iran and Cuba as “key targets” for U.S. counterintelligence efforts. The document suggests Israel does not believe U.S. assurances that its interests are aligned with Israel’s on crucial issues such as Iran and peace talks with the Palestinians.

“To further safeguard our classified networks, we continue to strengthen insider threat detection capabilities across the Community,” reads the FY 2013 congressional budget justification for intelligence programs. “In addition, we are investing in target surveillance and offensive CI [counterintelligence] against key targets, such as China, Russia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and Cuba.”

The White House and the Israeli Embassy did not respond to requests for comment.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/319513-leaked-documents-reveal-us-sees-israel-as-a-major-spying-threat

[2] obtained by: http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/inside-the-2013-us-intelligence-black-budget/420/

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[4] Mossad chief: Nuclear Iran not necessarily existential threat to Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mossad-chief-nuclear-iran-not-necessarily-existential-threat-to-israel.html

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