Speaking to a group of gov’t diplomats, the Prime Minister openly admitted that Israeli agents periodically “visit” Iran to stay up-to-date on its presumed quiescent nuclear program.
By Israel Today Staff
Some fear Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might have been a little too candid on Sunday when he told a group of diplomats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that Israeli spies routinely “visit” Iran.
“We are fighting all over the world in regards to Iran’s nuclear program,” said Netanyahu in remarks widely quoted in the Israeli press. “We also visit there periodically… to ‘catch up,'” he added.
A number of high-profile assassinations, computer hacks and other technical failures that have hindered Iran’s nuclear program have been attributed to Israeli intelligence agencies. Continue Reading »
“‘Breaking the Silence’ has crossed another red line,” PM Netanyahu said after the report was aired on Israel’s TV2, “The investigative security forces are looking into the matter,” in what appears like espionage activity against the IDF.
By Gil Ronen
Channel 2 news broadcast highly incriminating video evidence Thursday evening filmed with hidden cameras by nationalist group Ad Kan, which shows ultra-leftist group Breaking the Silence engaged in what appears like espionage activity against the IDF.
Continue Reading »
‘Breaking the Silence has crossed another red line,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said after the report was aired. “The investigative security forces are looking into the matter.”
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 »
As in at least 4 other Muslim countries, again Israel’s Mossad has been accused of using animals to spy on its neighboring countries.
Hamas has claimed to have captured a dolphin they say was working for the Israeli spy agency, Mossad, Army radio reported Wednesday.
Screen grab – “Hamas Frogmen”
According to the report, the dolphin was captured several weeks ago by the naval unit of Hamas, known as frogmen.
It was said to have been equipped with cameras and other “spying equipment.”
While dolphins are considered so advanced that some countries have used them militarily, the only sort of dolphins known to be used by the Israeli army are the fleet of Dolphin class submarines. Continue Reading »
Kenyan court sentenced a man & woman to either 2 years in jail or payment of $45,000 total, after pleading guilty to using fake Israeli passports to enter Kenya.
A Kenyan court on Wednesday ordered two Iranians held under anti-terrorism laws to serve two years in jail or pay a hefty fine after they pleaded guilty to using fake Israeli passports to enter the East African country last month.
The man’s fake passport
Kenyan anti-terrorism police arrested the two on suspicion of plotting an attack in Kenya as they prepared to board a flight at Nairobi airport on Sept. Continue Reading »
Tourism or Terror attack gone wrong? Mystery deepens after 2 Iranians attempt to board flight to Tel Aviv with stolen, and forged Israeli passports.
By Tova Dvorin
Two young Iranians in their early twenties were arrested a few days ago in Nairobi, Kenya, Yediot Aharonot reports Friday, carrying forged Israeli passports with the Jewish names “Adi” and “Avshalom.”
Israeli Passport (illustrative) – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The two men were caught after attempting to board a Brussels Airlines flight from Nairobi to Brussels, authorities said, with the intention to travel from there to Tel Aviv.
The two were arrested at the airport in Nairobi and transferred to Kenyan immigration authorities, who quickly alerted Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
In a released video, the Sinai’s most dangerous militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, said the 4 Egyptian men had been spying for Israel’s Mossad spy agency.
A Sinai-based militant group said on Thursday it had beheaded four Egyptians, accusing them of providing Israel with intelligence for an airstrike that killed three of its fighters.
Four Sinai people executed by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis for spying for Israel
Four headless corpses were found in the Sinai Peninsula earlier this month, security sources said — the first time that any decapitations had been made public in Egypt.
The men had been abducted by gunmen two days earlier while driving in the town of Sheikh Zuwaid, which is just a few kilometers from the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
Israel slams a Newsweek report based on unnamed sources, claiming Jerusalem is involved in attempts to steal US ‘industry & technical secrets’.
A senior diplomatic source in Jerusalem said the report has a ‘whiff of anti-Semitism’.
By Attila Somfalvi
Israel on Tuesday hit back at a Newsweek report claiming American officials believe Israeli intelligence-gathering efforts in the US have “crossed red lines.”
US Entry Visa
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 said 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.” Continue Reading »
According to a report in Roll Call, the House Judiciary Committee warned that allowing Israelis entry into the U.S. without a visa would make it easier for Israelis to spy.
Continue Reading »
Officials in the United States intelligence community are opposing admitting Israel to the Visa Waver program – a program easing foreigners’ entry to the country – for fear that this would facilitate espionage, Roll Call reported, Friday. The Visa Waver program, already including 38 countries, would allow Israelis to visit the U.S. for up to 90 days without taking out a visa.
Israelis stand in line for visas at the United States Consulate in East Jerusalem.
According to a Sudanese reports, local informants gave Israel intel that facilitated in air-strike on Sudan in 2009 and again in 2012.
Sudan said Saturday night that it has arrested a ring of informants working on behalf of Israeli intelligence.
Fire engulfs Yarmouk ammunition factory in Khartoum October 24, 2012. – Photo: Reuters
Continue Reading »
According to local reports, the Sudanese agents provided Israel with information that facilitated a 2009 attack on a weapons convoy and an airstrike on an arms factory in Khartoum in October 2012.
A court trial investigating an Israeli network of nine alleged spies – three Egyptians and six Israelis – began on Wednesday in north Sinai, but was postponed until March for security reasons.
Egyptian soldiers block off part of a destroyed section of the border wall between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. – Photo: Reuters
The file is known as the “Ovadia” case, named after the person leading the spy network, Danny Ovadia, reported the Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm al-Sabaa. Continue Reading »
5 alleged Israeli officers from the spy agency & 3 Egyptians will stand trial in an Egyptian court, but all in absentia.
Five alleged officers from Israel’s Mossad spy agency and three Egyptians will stand trial in absentia on Wednesday in an Egyptian court, on charges of spying for the Jewish state, judicial sources said.
Mossad – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
Egyptian prosecutors have accused the eight of espionage and supplying Israel with information impacting Egypt’s national security, the sources said on Sunday.
The trial is expected to open with none of the defendants present, the sources said, because the alleged Mossad officers are “on the run” while it is not clear if the three Egyptians had been arrested. Continue Reading »