Tag Archive for spy

WSJ Reports: Israel spied on secret P5+1 nuclear talks then updated US Congress

The Wall Street Journal reports Israel allegedly obtained data from closed-door meetings, then informed American lawmakers among others, in order to expose capitulating deal with Iranians.

By Yitzhak Benhorin

 

Israel allegedly spied on closed-door negotiations world powers were holding with Iran on its nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, quoting White House officials.

US President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu – Photo: Reuters/File

According to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government also gathered information from confidential US briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe.

The Journal reports that the Obama administration was less concerned with the fact Israel spied on the talks and more concerned by Israel leaking this confidential information to American lawmakers and others in order to build a case against the deal being negotiated.

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al-Arabi Reports in London: Then PM Olmert’s Assassination Foiled by Spy Inside Hezbollah

Newspaper claims Hassan Nasrallah’s terrorist group planned to kill then-Prime Minister of Israel, in response to a reported Mossad ‘hit’ of a senior Hezbollah operative in 2008, but was foiled by alleged spy for Israel.

By Roi Kais

 

Shiite terror group Hezbollah planned to assassinate former prime minister Ehud Olmert, claimed a report in the London-based al-Arabi al-Jadeed newspaper, which quoted political elements “in close contact with Hezbollah”.

A picture alleged to be Mohammed Shawraba published in Arab media outlets

The plan was reportedly meant as a response to the targeted killing of senior operative Imad Mughniyeh, which the Washington Post recently alleged was a joint CIA-Mossad operation. Continue Reading »

Despite previous Obama assurances, administration blocks Pollard’s parole

J’lem Post reports the drama behind Obama administration’s blocking Jonathan Pollard’s parole hearing, which has been kept secret until now.

Today, Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard enters the 30th year of his life sentence for the crime of passing classified information to an ally. As he does so, he is aware that yet another possible door to his long-awaited freedom has just slammed shut.

Jonathan Pollard

Young women in the Bnei Akiva youth movement wear mock prison outfits to protest the imprisonment of Jonathan Pollard. – Photo:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM

The first time such a door closed was November 21, 1985, when he was prevented from entering the Israeli Embassy in Washington and arrested outside. Continue Reading »

Syrian intelligence base on Golan Heights to spy on Israel captured by rebels

 

 

A 4-minute video clip was uploaded to the Internet by Free Syrian Army fighters, who are seen in a building in Quneitra just near the int’l border between Israel & Syria.

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA

 

Syrian rebel forces fighting the government of President Bashar Assad overran a military intelligence base on the Golan Heights that served as a joint Russian-Syrian forward post for information-gathering on Israel.

Syrian rebels take control of military intelligence base on Golan Heights. – Photo: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT

In a four-minute video clip which was posted on the Internet by the rebels, Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in a building in Quneitra, just near the boundary between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Continue Reading »

Good News? Pollard’s release date deleted, replaced with ‘Life’

U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman reported that the change was merely ‘administrative,’ but for Esther Pollard, his wife, the change came as good news, she says.

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The U.S. Bureau of Prisons changed Jonathan Pollard’s release date on its website from “Nov. 15 2015” to “Life.”

Jonathan Pollard during an interview, May 15, 1998.

Jonathan Pollard during an interview at the Federal Correction Institution in Butner, North Carolina, May 15, 1998. – Photo: AP

A spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons was unable Monday to explain the change on the bureau’s “inmate locator,” which he confirmed occurred recently.

Under sentencing guidelines in place in 1987 when Pollard, a former U.S.

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Jordan Discovers Espionage Devices & Explosives Planted 45 years ago by Israel

Hashemite Kingdom spent past 18 months removing espionage equipment buried during Israel’s War of Attrition and asks Jerusalem to help locate & remove explosives hidden in populated area.

By Roi Kais

 

 

Rumors ran rampant in Jordan over the past few weeks on the nature of the mysterious archeological dig in the city of Ajloun. Many believed the authorities found gold or other treasures, but Jordanian Army Chief of Staff Mashal Mohammad Al-Zaben dropped a bombshell on Tuesday when he revealed what was really found there – hidden Israeli spying devices and explosives.

According to the Jordanians, the dig was a part of an ongoing activity for the past year and a half to remove and neutralize espionage equipment and explosives planted by Israel decades ago in different parts of the Hashemite Kingdom. Continue Reading »

Snowden: NSA gave Jerusalem its intel on Arab Americans

Allegations that Israel’s Unit 8200, is exploiting received NSA information it collected, to politically persecute innocent Palestinians.

By i24news

 

Former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden has accused the US National Security Agency of routinely passing private, unedited communications of Americans to Israel, an expert on the intelligence agency said Wednesday.

US National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden speaks to European officials via video-conference at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on June 24, 2014 Photo: Frederick Florin – AFP/File

James Bamford, writing in the New York Times, said Snowden told him the intercepts included communications of Arab- and Palestinian-Americans whose relatives in Israel and the Palestinian territories could become targets based on the information. Continue Reading »

Newsweek: Israel wiretapped Clinton’s phone during Camp David peace talks

 

Newsweek reports Israel’s intelligence services eavesdropped on diplomatic phone calls when then-US President Clinton conducted private conversations with Syria’s Assad, as well as calls regarding the Camp David peace talks with Arafat.

By Ynent news

 

Newsweek strikes again: A new report by Newsweek claims Israeli military’s intelligence unit 8200 eavesdropped on calls conducted by then US president Bill Clinton during a round of peace talks conducted between Israel and Syria, and the Camp David talks with the Palestinians in 2000.

Barak with Clinton (Photo: AP)

Barak with Clinton – Photo: AP

The report is based on a forthcoming book written by an Israeli expat and political scientist Ahron Bregman, and sites verbatim transcripts of the allegedly tapped phone calls given to him by unnamed “private sources”. Continue Reading »

Upon return from visiting Lebanon, Israeli Arab journalist arrested

 

Israeli court removes gag order on investigation of Majd Kayyal, a pro-Palestinian journalist/activist who blatantly visited a ‘hostile country at war with Israel’ to attend a 40-yr anniversary bash by the Lebanese newspaper he writes for.

 

 

The Israel Police and Shin Bet security service arrested Israeli Arab journalist and political activist Majd Kayyal on Saturday, on his way back to Israel from a three-week visit to Beirut.

Majd Kayyal

Majd Kayyal. – Photo: Panet

Kayyal, a resident of Haifa, was stopped at the Jordan River crossing. He was arrested on suspicion of visiting a hostile country and contacting foreign agents. Continue Reading »

Former Palestinian Knesset Member Convicted of Contacting Israel’s Enemies

Former Israel MK of the Balad party, Said Nafa, met in Syria with PFLP-GC leader. Nafa was convicted of both illegally exiting to an enemy state & assisting others to do so as well.

By Ahiya Raved

 

The Nazareth District Court convicted former Balad Knesset Member Said Nafa of contact with a foreign agent, illegal exit to an enemy country and aiding other to exist to an enemy country.

Nafa was acquitted of another charge of contacting a foreign agent after no evidence was found that he had met with the leader of the Hamas political bureau Khaled Mashal. Continue Reading »

Haredi radical sentenced for offering to spy & kill for Iran

 

 

Orthodox 46 yr-old man affiliated with radical Neturei Karta sect was sentenced to prison for 4.5 years after admitted to flying to Iranian embassy in Berlin, offering to work as a spy for the Iranian regime, and also offered to kill a Zionist.

By Aviel Magnezi

 

An anti-Zionist haredi man was sentenced to four and a half years in jail for offering to spy for Iran against Israel.

The Neturei Karta suspect (Photo: Alex Kolomoisky)

The Neturei Karta suspect – Photo: Alex Kolomoisky

The man, Itzhak Bergel, who belongs to the radical Neturei Karta sect, admitted to making the offer to the Iranian regime as part of a plea bargain. Continue Reading »

US-Iranian duel-citizen tries to smuggle F-35 blueprints to Teheran

 

Iranian born, and former US air defense contractor, was caught smuggling boxes of secret blueprints & documents to Iran, including ‘thousands of pages contained in dozens of binders/manuals relating’ to the top-secret F-35 fighter jet that is expected to be sold to Israel.

By Yitzhak Benhorin

WASHINGTON – A US-Iranian engineer was arrested at Newark International Airport while attempting to smuggle secret documents to Iran – among them the blueprint for the coveted F-35 multi-role fighter jet, which Israel is set to receive in 2016.

F-35

F-35

Mozaffar Khazaee, a former US defense contractor employee, was arrested on January 9 at Newark International Airport in New Jersey following the first leg of his flight to Tehran via Germany. Continue Reading »

US rented flat across from Ehud Barak was loaded with electronic equipment

 

New details revealed regarding US surveillance of Israeli targets, including reports that Washington rented apartment across from then Defense Minister Barak.

US denies flat was used for spying despite the fact that Israeli intelligence detected sizable amounts of electronic equipment delivered to the US-rented apartment.

By Ronen Bergman

Israeli sources also stressed that in light of the spionage reports, the United States’ detention of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard is illegitimate. “If the Snowden affair manages to shock anyone in the wall of American hypocrisy that is holding Pollard there – then maybe this report will have done some good,” a source said. Continue Reading »

US, UK used American satellites to eavesdropped & read emails of Israeli officials

 

 

Secret documents revealed by intelligence contractor Edward Snowden: The US & UK conducted a large scale operation in which they used satellite connections to intercept SMS and email communications between Israeli officials.

By Ynet

Intelligence and government officials in Israel have been looking since Friday into a report according to which the National Security Agency and Britain’s General Communications Headquarters (GHCQ) intercepted the email traffic of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and then Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and later spied on the communications of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

According to a report from the German news website Der Spiegel, and similar reports from The New York Times and The Guardian, both agencies also targeted various Israel Foreign Ministry offices across the world. Continue Reading »

Saudi Arabia Detains 3rd Israeli Bird as Possible Mossad Spy

Pelican with Israeli ID legtag captured was the 3rd reported incident to involve the incarceration of an Israeli spy-bird in the Gulf Kingdom.

 

Farm workers in Saudi Arabia captured a large pelican with an Israeli plastic tag fitted to its leg, the third such incident in the Gulf Kingdom in three years.

3rd Bird Captured - Photo: Emirates24/7.com

3rd Bird Captured – Photo: Emirates24/7.com

The expatriate farmers were going to work at their farm in the northwestern town of Sakaka when they saw a flock of pelicans inside the farm.
Sabq newspaper quoted the farm owner Abdul Aziz Al Adheed as saying the birds flew away when his workers came close, except one. Continue Reading »