Here’s a giant bite me.
Well bud how many times has the US spied on Israel???
Apparently it’s ok for the US to spy on our allies but not the other way around.
The National Security Agency’s effort to eavesdrop on communications between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his aides reportedly also captured private conversations involving U.S. lawmakers and members of American Jewish groups.
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the NSA’s monitoring of such exchanges raised fears that the Obama administration would be accused of spying on Congress, with one official calling it an “oh, s— moment”.
December 30, 2015 05:18
Despite promises not to spy on friendly world leaders, Obama reportedly continued to monitor Netanyahu on the grounds it served a “compelling national security purpose.”
US Spying on Israel
Amit, Kielczynski and Others
American government documents released in 2004 reveal that the U.S. ran a spy in Israel who was a senior member of the Israeli Government. (See: Was There A Spy In the Israeli Government? - Hamodia)
This revelation once again put the lie to the U.S. insistence that Israel alone had betrayed a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ between the two countries by running a spy in Washington. Other obvious contradictions had previously surfaced over the years, including the cases of IDF officer Yossi Amit, and Angie Kielczynski - both are Israelis who spied for the U.S.
1/29/2016 04:20 am ET | Updated Jan 29, 2016
The U.S. Has Been Spying On Israel For Over A Decade: Report
The U.K. is involved in the hacking operation too.
ERUSALEM, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel‘s air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Israel voiced disappointment at the disclosures, which were published on Friday in three media outlets and might further strain relations with Washington after years of feuding over strategies on Iran and the Palestinians.
Israel‘s Yedioth Ahronoth daily said the U.S. National Security Agency, which specializes in electronic surveillance, and its British counterpart GCHQ spied on Israeli air force missions against the Palestinian enclave Gaza, Syria and Iran.
The spy operation, codenamed “Anarchist,” was run out of a Cyprus base and targeted other Middle East states too, it said. Its findings were mirrored by stories in Germany’s Der Spiegel newsmagazine and the online publication The Intercept, which lists Snowden confidant Glenn Greenwald among its associates.