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U.S. spies on Israel nukes, govt - official history

The United States routinely spies on Israel to try to gather information on its assumed atomic arsenal and secret government deliberations, a new official history of Israel's intelligence services says.

While espionage by allies on their friends is not uncommon, it is rare that state-sponsored publications acknowledge it. Israeli-U.S. ties have been especially touchy in this regard since a U.S. Navy analyst, Jonathan Pollard, was jailed for life for treason in 1987 for passing classified documents to Israel.

According to "Masterpiece: An Inside Look at Sixty Years of Israeli Intelligence", American spy agencies use technologies like electronic eavesdropping, and trained staff from the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, for "methodical intelligence gathering".

"The United States has been after Israel's non-conventional capabilities and what goes on at the decision-making echelons," says t

Added: Dec-10-2008 Occurred On: Dec-10-2008
By: PiRaTeCoPy
Iran, Middle East
Tags: spies, Israel, nukes,
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