Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastIsrael · 9 years ago

If Israel is supposed to be our greatest ally, why have they been caught spying on us so many times?

1947. Information collected by the ADL in its spy operations on US citizens is used by the House Select Committee on Unamerican Activities. Subcommittee Chair Clare Hoffman dismisses the ADL’s reports on suspected communists as “hearsay."

1950 John Davitt, former chief of the Justice Department's internal security section notes that the Israeli intelligence service is the second most active in the United States after the Soviets.

1954 A hidden microphone planted by the Israelis is discovered in the Office of the US Ambassador in Tel Aviv.

1956 Telephone taps are found connected to two telephones in the residence of the US military attach� in Tel Aviv.

1954 "The Lavon Affair". Israeli agents recruit Egyptian citizens of Jewish descent to bomb Western targets in Egypt, and plant evidence to frame Arabs, in an apparent attempt to upset US-Egyptian relations. Israeli defense minister Pinchas Lavon is eventually removed from office, though many think real responsibility lay with David Ben-Gurion.

1965 Israel apparently illegally obtains enriched uranium from NUMEC Corporation. (Washington Post, 6/5/86, Charles R. Babcock, "US an Intelligence Target of the Israelis, Officials Say.")

1967 Israel attacks the USS Liberty, an intelligence gathering vessel flying a US flag, killing 34 crew members. See "Assault on the Liberty," by James M. Ennes, Jr. (Random House). In 2004, Captain Ward Boston, Senior Legal Counsel for the Navy’s Court of Inquiry into the attack swears under oath that President Lyndon Johnson ordered the investigation to conclude accident, even though the evidence indicates the attack was deliberate. Given the use by Israel of unmarked boats and planes, and the machine-gunning of USS Liberty’s lifeboats, the most likely explanation is that USS Liberty was to be sunk with all hands, with evidence left to frame Egypt for the sinking. This would have dragged the US into the war on Israel’s side.

1970 While working for Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson, Richard Perle is caught by the FBI giving classified information to Israel. Nothing is done.

1978, Stephen Bryen, then a Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer, is overheard in a DC hotel offering confidential documents to top Israeli military officials. Bryen obtains a lawyer, Nathan Lewin, and the case heads for the grand jury, but is mysteriously dropped. Bryen later goes to work for Richard Perle.

1979 Shin Beth [the Israeli internal security agency] tries to penetrate the US Consulate General in Jerusalem through a “Honey Trap”, using a clerical employee who was having an affair with a Jerusalem girl.

1985 The New York Times reports the FBI is aware of at least a dozen incidents in which American officials transferred classified information to the Israelis, quoting [former Assistant Director of the F.B.I.] Mr. [Raymond] Wannal. The Justice Department does not prosecute.

1985 Richard Smyth, the owner of MILCO, is indicted on charges of smuggling nuclear timing devices to Israel (Washington Post, 10/31/86).

1987 April 24 Wall Street Journal headline: "Role of Israel in Iran-Contra Scandal Won't be Explored in Detail by Panels"

1992 The Wall Street Journal reports that Israeli agents apparently tried to steal Recon Optical Inc's top-secret airborne spy-camera system.

1992 Stephen Bryen, caught offering confidential documents to Israel in 1978, is serving on board of the pro-Israeli Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs while continuing as a paid consultant -- with security clearance -- on exports of sensitive US technology.

1992 "The Samson Option," by Seymour M. Hersh reports, “Illicitly obtained intelligence was flying so voluminously from LAKAM into Israeli intelligence that a special code name, JUMBO, was added to the security markings already on the documents. There were strict orders, Ari Ben-Menashe recalled: "Anything marked JUMBO was not supposed to be discussed with your American counterparts."

1993. The ADL is caught operating a massive spying operation on critics of Israel, Arab-Americans, the San Francisco Labor Council, ILWU Local 10, Oakland Educational Association, NAACP, Irish Northern Aid, International Indian Treaty Council, the Asian Law Caucus and the San Francisco police. Data collected was sent to Israel and in some cases to South Africa. Pressure from Jewish organizations forces the city to drop the criminal case, but the ADL settles a civil lawsuit for an undisclosed sum of cash.

1995 The Defense Investigative Service circulates a memo warning US military contractors that "Israel aggressively collects [US] military and industrial technology." The report stated that Israel obtains information using "ethnic targeting, financial aggrandizement, and identification and exploitation of individual frailties" of US citizens.

I CANT EVEN FIT IT ALL!!! There is still 1996-2011!!!


*Edit* The ADL is an Israeli front organization. And just because top officials whitewashed the Liberty incident, does not mean the investigation has proven to be conclusive. The survivors are still trying to get the word out about Israel, and are still being silenced.

Update 2:

And a baseless denial is not an argument.

18 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    I know its quit sad; but the worst Mossad Spy ring; has to be 2001; around 150 caught and released without charge; they infiltrated CIA, NSA, FBI and other defense departments; this four part series is Fox News special; and I have no clue why Rupert Murdoch allowed for his channel to release such a condemning series; that if every American watches it and understand it; especially the part about Amdox they will be up an arms;

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    I am still shocked..........

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The jews in America have quite often spied on their Host country, Probably the worst case was the Rosenbergs. Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg and Julius Rosenberg who sold information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Ethel's brother, David Greenglass,supplied documents to Julius from Los Alamos and Harry Gold, acted as courier for Greenglass. The Rosenbergs were executed and the others given long prison terms. There are also the cases of the "Dancing Israelis" who were sent by Mossad to "document" the events of 911 and according to the leaked internal memo circulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration's Office of Security Programs reported that more than 120 young Israeli citizens, posing as art students and peddling cheap paintings, had been repeatedly attempting to penetrate DEA offices and other law enforcement and Defense Department offices across the country. The DEA report stated that the Israelis may have been engaged in "an organized intelligence gathering activity". They even use stolen Passports of their so called friends to murder people. It is clear that they are not to be trusted.

  • 4 years ago

    If that were the case, the Muslim brotherhood of Egypt and the Pakistanis should join them because the all get similar amounts. The difference is that Israel is a loyal ally....but the other two friends of yours aren't!

  • 9 years ago

    I don't think that Israel cares about what the the Americans thinks they see them only as a tool for advancement. so they could break UN charters and get a free veto whenever they want, which gives them a permission to murder who ever they want without being held responsible for their act no matter how horrid they are.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because knowledge is power. :-) If the Americans have important strategic information that they are withholding from Israel for purposes of power play, and it's within Israel's ability to get it, why shouldn't Israel do just that? I'd say the same for the Arabs, only their espionage is much more botched than the Israelis'. Everybody spies on everybody.

  • 9 years ago

    The one thing that our Jewish friends are renowned for is getting a bargain . Anything cheap is soon snapped up. So information regarding American secrets are a prime target for them just as the land they steal in the West Bank. Why pay for a plot of land when you can get it for next to nothing. Israels arsenal of weapons has not cost them not a single shekel thanks to American generous gift of $3 billion every single year Are we now getting the idea ?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    There are spies everywhere. You are just showing your ignorance by focusing on Israeli espionage/ Look at the hit squads Gadaffi sent out in the 80s. How about the CIA trying to thwart Mossad's numerous attempts to kill Ali Salameh in the 70s, what was that about? Mossad conducts its operations because of the nature of their enemy. Why should we play by the rules if our enemies' dont and every other major intelligence agency doesnt? Espionage is a dark world, whats your point?

  • 9 years ago

    61% of us true and patriotic Americans believe that the Palestinians are right and that the jews should leave them alone.

    Personally I have one passport in my name. Those "Americans" who like "israel" usually have a backup passport from the Mideast.


  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    yes they just caught Israeli spies in Egypt weeks ago

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    a very good question, US is not jewish lover, the fact is that the israel is a front line against islamic radicalism and it is also useful in keeping many countries busy and worried!

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