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Netanyahu: Spying 'unacceptable' between friends In first official response to NSA espionage
Times of Israel ^ | 12/23/2013 | Yifa Yaakov

Posted on 12/23/2013 11:23:27 AM PST by Nachum

Eavesdropping is “unacceptable” among close allies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, ordering an official inquiry into reports that the United States had spied on Israeli leaders, including Netanyahu himself.

It was the first response from Netanyahu after weekend revelations that US and British intelligence services intercepted emails in his office and that of his predecessor Ehud Olmert, and also spied on former defense minister Ehud Barak.

“In the close ties between Israel and the United States, there are things that must not be done and that are not acceptable to us,” the prime minister said at a Likud faction meeting.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: espionage; netanyahu; nsa
Netanyahu: Spying 'unacceptable' between friends In first official response to NSA espionage allegations, prime minister says claims will be investigated
1 posted on 12/23/2013 11:23:28 AM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 12/23/2013 11:23:47 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

The headline is true Nachum and friends are not the ones attacking civilization. The nsa should place the spying where the spying belongs and that is not on our friends.


3 posted on 12/23/2013 11:26:23 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

Bibi, just use the next couple of weeks to appeal DIRECTLY to the American people, while the Clown and his Iranian-born boss Valerie party it up....


4 posted on 12/23/2013 11:27:10 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: no-to-illegals

Just ask those who served on the USS Liberty.


5 posted on 12/23/2013 11:27:34 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Nachum

The friends he is talking to are the American people NOT THE CURRENT BACK STABBING MAC DADDY ADMINISTRATION.


6 posted on 12/23/2013 11:28:20 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: SoFloFreeper

Spying is unacceptable, that is why Pollard is still in prison


7 posted on 12/23/2013 11:28:22 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I forgive friends. Enemies are another matter.


8 posted on 12/23/2013 11:28:30 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

Did I miss something? Doesn’t Israel have a history of spying and engaging in espionage against us? Jonathan Pollard? Sydney Pollack? BN is free to criticize the US for espionage activities against Israel but this sanctimonious act is a load of crap.


9 posted on 12/23/2013 11:31:44 AM PST by mjustice (Apparently common sense isn't so common.)
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To: mjustice

This isn’t about Pollard. This is about the administration pushing Israel to abandon land and put international troops on their borders.

That is why the Israelis are bringing up the NSA and Pollard. It is a preemptive move before Obama sends Kerry with his bullies in Europe and the UN to push the Israelis.


10 posted on 12/23/2013 11:35:14 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

How true. Not to mention that I am sure Bibi had no qualms about it when it was Pollard Bibi’s country asked to betray there “friend” to USA.


11 posted on 12/23/2013 11:44:15 AM PST by Jean2
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To: Nachum

Israel is no one’s friend. Israel acts in the best interests of Israel and, given their history, this is understandable.


12 posted on 12/23/2013 11:44:19 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Nachum

What makes him think Obama is his “friend”?


13 posted on 12/23/2013 11:48:39 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: Nachum

I am sure Mossad has nothing to do with such antics, eh? /s


14 posted on 12/23/2013 11:48:42 AM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: Nachum

Bibi should know better, there are no friends, only interests.


15 posted on 12/23/2013 11:50:03 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Certainly seeing the roaches crawl today.


16 posted on 12/23/2013 11:51:52 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ZULU

I doubt he would make that mistake.


17 posted on 12/23/2013 11:52:03 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Nachum

And yet Israeli officials also plead that the US release Jonathan Pollard, their convicted spy, from his federal prison sentence.


18 posted on 12/23/2013 11:52:16 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Nachum

Makes for knowing is in the air ... tonight.


19 posted on 12/23/2013 11:54:10 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

Bibi, good for you for speaking out. But, remember it will do no good at all. It will not stop Obama/Kerry from spying on you, and it will not stop them and all their IslamoNazi friends and comrades from trying to dismember and destroy you.
Stay alert there!


20 posted on 12/23/2013 11:55:15 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Nachum

Wonder how many more days?


21 posted on 12/23/2013 11:56:05 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

This is a perfect chess move for Bibi. If the NSA has evidence it is being spied on by Israel, it cannot say so, but yet Israel can go public due to the disclosure. Hehehe.


22 posted on 12/23/2013 12:16:09 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: GeronL

Yes: I would suppose after this they will stop asking for his release.


23 posted on 12/23/2013 12:16:42 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Venturer

That might want to shut up for a while on that one


24 posted on 12/23/2013 12:18:49 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Nachum

Sez Jonathan Pollard’s handlers and spymasters.

Get used to it. Everybody spies on everybody. We’re just better at it. Folks are just seeing an opportunity to cripply our spying ‘cause we’re (rightly) worried about the civil rights implications...


25 posted on 12/23/2013 12:20:53 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray
We’re just better at it.

May you be correct. Have seen some things recently that make me think otherwise though.

26 posted on 12/23/2013 12:32:20 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Sitting here staring at the clock on the wall won’t get you the truth, dear lame-stream drivebys. Your boy done got all of you got, probably.


27 posted on 12/23/2013 12:34:45 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Here’s a clue for you lame-stream drive bys ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPG1n1B0Ydw


28 posted on 12/23/2013 12:36:38 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Hmmm.
Dunno, but I don’t think so.
I think we are better at getting the intel, but suck at interpreting and acting on it. Whether is this issue is deliberate or a product of bureaucratic inertia and ineptitude is subject to debate.
Also, because of leaks (like “Leaky Leahy”), we have lost access to intel in other countries.


29 posted on 12/23/2013 12:39:47 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

Am going to ask a favor Little Ray. Read my posts of today and tell me what you think. Not looking for praise, and will agree we are good but are we good enough?


30 posted on 12/23/2013 12:44:04 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Little Ray
better at getting the intel, but suck at interpreting and acting on it

I'll agree here because there are still gorelick walls.

31 posted on 12/23/2013 12:58:47 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

I don’t know. I think we are good - no major terror incidents in the US, even though we’re probably rotten with Islamist cells. And that was before the Moslems got a major foothold in the Federal government.

The older I get, the more isolationist I get. I want to bring the troops home and spend the military and intel budgets to manipulate and pay our enemies to kill each other off. So we need to be Damn Good.


32 posted on 12/23/2013 1:22:26 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray
I'll agree Little Ray.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Little Ray.

33 posted on 12/23/2013 1:26:17 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

Israel has no friends in the upscale political classes of the nations.


34 posted on 12/23/2013 1:34:47 PM PST by familyop
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To: Nachum

So, Bibi will not object if we execute Pollard?


35 posted on 12/23/2013 1:36:07 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Little Ray

Wanting to make myself clear Little Ray. May we be (all America and all Americans) be just as you said ... ____ Good!


36 posted on 12/23/2013 1:49:31 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum
Netanyahu and 0bama are friends?

Who knew?

37 posted on 12/23/2013 1:59:34 PM PST by Gritty (Liberals think living your life free of welfare, EBT, and government nannies is "cheating"-J Hawkins)
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To: Nachum

They probably do it to us. I am certain every EU member does it to one another.

Countries do not have frends. They have allies.


38 posted on 12/23/2013 2:32:26 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: GeronL

And Pollard should remain there. Every country spies on others, friend or foe. The US just does it better. Israel should be the last country to complain about spying.


39 posted on 12/23/2013 2:53:47 PM PST by DOGEY
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To: Nachum

hussein isn’t friends with Israel. Heck, he isn’t friends with the US.


40 posted on 12/23/2013 3:00:35 PM PST by bgill
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To: SgtHooper

I bet the number of Israeli assets working inside the NSA would fill an average sized room.


41 posted on 12/23/2013 4:22:41 PM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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