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Spy vs. Spy

  • By : Brian Bush
  • March 24, 2015
  • 9:45 pm

Hello Everyone,

When I was a kid I did not read comic books much… but I loved the classic Spy vs. Spy!

Now how does that relate to news in Israel?

It seems every day brings a new crisis for Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu in the wake of his victory in the Israel elections.

Today, Israel's politicians have had to come out and strongly deny a report from The Washington Post that Israel spied on the US-led negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program.

The report indicates Israel did so in order to build it's case against an agreement.

What is worse is that, according to the report, Israel shared confidential information it gathered and shared it with other countries and US lawmakers in trying to derail the possibility of a successful outcome for the talks.

Israel describes the claims as “utterly false”.

US House Speaker John Boehner is arriving shortly here in Israel.

It was Speaker Boehner who 'invited' Prime Minister Netanyahu to address both houses of Congress shortly before the Israeli elections and without coordinating things with the White House.

Mr. Boehner's visit is largely viewed over here as a 'victory lap' in his and Mr. Netanyahu's joint desire to see the 'deal' with Iran headed up by President Barak Obama canceled.

Mr. Boehner said he was “shocked” and “baffled” by the report of Israel having spied upon the negotiations and potentially using that information to influence perceptions about the deal.

The White House discovered the Israeli eavesdropping when US intelligence, who was spying on Israel, intercepted messages containing content from various closed door meetings.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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