Mahmoud Abbas’ government security arrangements with the CIA continued quietly despite the PA’s decision to disengage with the Trump White House following their move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in 2017.
Palestinian security services will no longer share information with their US counterparts in protest at Israeli plans to declare sovereignty over parts of the West Bank, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat aid Thursday.
The announcement comes after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared on Tuesday an end to all agreements with Israel and the US.
“It has been 48 hours that the American Intelligence Service has been notified that the agreement with them is no longer in force,” Erekat said referring to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Continue Reading »
According to Israel’s TV11 news, the day following President Trump’s announcement in the White House of his administration’s “Deal of the Century”, CIA Director Gina Haspel, had a secret meeting with Abbas’ intelligence director, Majid Faraj in Ramallah.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
CIA Director Gina Cheri Haspel paid a secret visit to Ramallah one day after US President Donald Trump presented the “deal of the century” peace plan, reports said.
According to Kan, Haspel met senior Palestinian Authority (PA) officials, and was told of the PA threat to cut security ties with both Israel and the US.
Chief of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Intelligence Services Majid Faraj- Photo: Twitter
Haspel did not meet with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas during her visit, but with his intelligence director, Majid Faraj. Continue Reading »
Israel must take into account that their different intelligence agencies are not 100% invincible – that in this ongoing battle between state attackers or ‘lone wolf’ vs the defenders, the attacker usually has the upper hand.
We shouldn’t have been surprised this week when tens of thousands of CIA documents were released, revealing the organization’s cyber warfare methods and its operations to break into and attack computers and smart phones. Even the fact that a Samsung refrigerator can be used as a listening device that records voices in its vicinity is not new. The Korean company itself issued a warning saying as much to its customers more than a year ago. Continue Reading »
Not to be ignored by the press while Israeli PM meets with Trump, Palestinian officials leak news of ‘secret meeting’ between PA autocrat Abbas and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. • Abbas reportedly warns Pompeo that moving their Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could prompt violence.
By Daniel Siryoti
CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Tuesday, in the presence of Palestinian intelligence chief Majid Faraj, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported.
While the meeting was intended to be secret, Palestinian officials leaked news of it to media outlets in the West Bank ahead of the meeting Wednesday between U.S. Continue Reading »
The 71-year-old Yatom, who gained national attention at the side of Ehud Barak during the General Staff Reconnaissance Unit’s Sabena Flight 571 hostage rescue mission in 1972, recently sat down with The Jerusalem Post at his Dantov Global Consulting Group offices in Herzliya for a wide-ranging interview. Continue Reading »
CIA report concluded: “As a result of Geller’s success in this experimental period, we consider that he has demonstrated his paranormal perception ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner.” – WATCH Stanford Research Institute video clip
The CIA conducted psychic experiments on famed Israeli magician Uri Geller in the 1970s in an attempt to weaponize psychic abilities, newly declassified documents reveal.
About 13 million pages of documents and videos were released Wednesday.
Geller was brought to the Stanford Research Institute in 1972 as part of the “Stargate program,” where he was placed in a sealed and monitored room, where his alleged psychic abilities were tested. Continue Reading »
Iran and the Palestinian Authority’s last public spat came in February when Tehran announced it would bypass Abbas’ PA and send money directly to families whose children carried out armed attacks against Israelis.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an Iranian diaspora opposition group, met in Paris on Saturday, renewing tensions between the Palestinian leadership and Iran.
Abbas meets Rajavi, the head of Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), in Paris.
Abbas hosted Rajavi at his hotel and updated her on the latest developments in the Palestinian territories and the Middle East, according to Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news agency. Continue Reading »
In potentially devastating news for Lebanon’s Shiite terrorist group, Syrian & Lebanese media outlets report that Mustafa Mughniyeh, the youngest son of assassinated operations commander Imad Mughniyeh, is being held & questioned by Hezbollah’s counterintelligence agents.
Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff
In potentially humiliating news for Hezbollah, Lebanese and Syrian news outlets reported on Tuesday that the Shiite terrorist organization’s counterintelligence apparatus was investigating whether Mustafa Mughniyeh, the youngest son of the group’s former operations commander Imad Mughniyeh, worked as a mole for the CIA and Israeli intelligence.
Jihad Moughniyah’s funeral in Beirut January 19, 2015. The son of Hezbollah’s late military leader Imad Moughniyah (also killed by Israel) – Photo: REUTERS/Aziz Tahe
IDF orders its officers & soldiers against accepting foreign invitations to recruit them as spies.
By Matt Wanderman
Over the weekend, the IDF’s intelligence branch sent a letters to all officers and soldiers, warning them against foreign attempts to enlist spies from among the IDF’s ranks.
CIA flag – REUTERS
Channel 2 reports that the message, entitled “enlistment of ex-special forces soldiers to an organization,” included a clipping from daily newspaperYediot Aharonot which told the story of a 2012 attempt by the CIA to turn Israeli soldiers into spies for the US.
It then instructed the recipients to report any suspicious activity to their commanders. Continue Reading »
Washington Post reports that the American spy agency carried out surveillance, helped design & build, then test the bomb that the Israelis later remotely detonated in the 2008 assassination.
By Yitzhak Benhorin
The targeted killing in 2008 of Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, was carried out by Mossad in cooperation the CIA, according to a report published Saturday by the Washington Post.
The vehicle in which the deadly bomb was hidden -Photo: AFP
A CIA team watched as Mughniyeh left a Damascus restaurant at night and walked towards a parked SUV, said the report. Mossad agents in Tel Aviv then remotely detonated a bomb hidden inside the vehicle, killing Mughniyeh.Continue Reading »
WikiLeaks releases CIA manual that describes Israel’s Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport as one of the most difficult airports for CIA agents to pass through.
By Yoni Hirsch, Ilan Gattegno & Israel Hayom Staff
A secret Central Intelligence Agency document released by WikiLeaks on Sunday, which included a manual seeking to guide its agents on how to avert suspicion while going through airport security, described Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport as one of the toughest airports for its agents to navigate.
CIA manual describes Ben-Gurion International Airport as one of the toughest airports for its agents to navigate [Archive] – Photo: AP
The 15-page booklet, titled “CIA Assessment on Surviving Secondary Screening at Airports While Maintaining Cover,” means “to explain and advise CIA operatives on how to deal with secondary screening at airports, as they travel to and from covert CIA operations using false ID.
CIA report says Israeli Supreme Court decision allows torture on terrorist prisoners for imminent, ‘ticking bomb’ scenarios, citing an ‘Israeli example’ that ‘torture was necessary to prevent imminent harm where there is no other available means’ [in preventing mass-murder].
The newly-released report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA’s use of torture says that CIA lawyers used Israel as a justification for building a legal case for torture of Al-Qa’ida suspects after the 9/11 attacks.
Illustrative Photo: Shutterstock
Most of the 6000 page-report remains classified. But according to the 528 pages that were released, in November 2001 CIA officers said they wanted legal justification for the interrogation methods they had begun using.
World Tribune: Leaks reflect “resentment” toward Israel within the U.S. intelligence community. Jerusalem asks Congressmen to stop CIA leaks that endanger Israel.
By Arutz Sheva
The U.S. intelligence community has been leaking information on Israeli air strikes in Syria, and U.S. President Barack Obama is behind the leaks, according to a report in the World Tribune.
Diplomats told the Tribune that the Obama administration has enabled the U.S. intelligence community to disclose details of Israeli military operations against the armed forces under Syrian President Bashar Assad. These leaks include reporting Israeli air and naval strikes on advanced Iranian and Russian weapons that arrived in 2013. Continue Reading »
Documentary film explores work Israeli psychic carried out for Israeli military, American intelligence agencies across 3 continents.
Geller, ‘I only executed positive missions.’
A new documentary claims that controversial Israeli paranormalist Uri Geller has also been leading a secret life as a CIA spy, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.
Refused to carry out ‘dark things.’ Geller – Photo courtesy of ProSieben Television GmbH
A new documentary by Vikram Jayanti claims Geller admitted he was once asked by the CIA to use telepathy to stop a pig’s heart, but he refused as he suspected he would next be asked to perform the act on a human. Continue Reading »
The two men executed allegedly provided the Mossad & CIA with classified information on Iran, but it’s unclear when the alleged espionage activity happened or about the information passed.
By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
Iran’s state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for the Mossad and the American CIA spy agency.
Sunday’s report says Mohammad Heidari, who was accused of providing the Mossad with classified information in exchange for money, and Kourosh Ahmadi, who allegedly gave the CIA intelligence on Iran, were hanged.
The report didn’t say when the men were arrested or tried.
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