"“No other country close to the United States continues to cross the line on espionage like the Israelis do,” said a former congressional staffer who attended another classified briefing in late 2013, according to Newsweek. It said that briefing was one of several in recent months given by the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the FBI and the National Counterintelligence Directorate. The former congressional staffer said the intelligence agencies did not give specifics, but cited “industrial espionage — folks coming over here on trade missions or with Israeli companies working in collaboration with American companies, [or] intelligence operatives being run directly by the government, which I assume meant out of the [Israeli] Embassy.” Israel’s espionage activities in America are unrivaled and go far beyond activities by other close allies, such as Germany, France, Britain and Japan, counter-intelligence agents told members of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees, Newsweek said." AFP
Newsweek printed this story that AFP then picked up? What is going on? This kind of article is supposed to be stopped before it is printed, stopped by the various blocking mechanisms now in place in AIPAC and the much larger network of Israel's unconditional supporters. If this kind of thing happens often then it might become impossible to exclude critics from the public square. Well, at least, television news can be relied on not to mentions this.
It appears that frustration with Israeli intransigence and trickery over Palestine caused the BHO Administration to send a gaggle of CI types up to The Hill to bitch about various matters including Israel's unwillingness to meet US criteria for visa waiver status for their passport holders. Israel is thought to believe that compliance is not needed since its agents in the US Congress will force acceptance of the Israeli position. pl