"Long-time readers of The American Conservative are certainly aware of persistent Israeli spying directed against the United States, but it is a subject seldom explored by the mainstream media. That taboo has apparently been lifted with the recent appearance of three feature pieces by Jeff Stein in Newsweek, “Israel Won’t Stop Spying on the U.S.”, “Israel’s Aggressive Spying in the U.S. Mostly Hushed Up” and “The Latest Document from the Snowden Trove Highlights Israeli Spying”, which together provide details relating to Tel Aviv’s persistent efforts to obtain American secrets. The espionage occurs both inside the United States and in Israel itself, directed against naive U.S. citizens, including government officials, who are subjected to aggressive recruitment attempts while attending meetings and conferences. It has even been reported that “CIA considers Israel its No. 1 counterintelligence threat in the agency’s Near East Division, the group that oversees spying across the Middle East.”
Stein, a Vietnam-era military intelligence officer, formerly a regular columnist on espionage issues for the Washington Post, now writes “Spy Talk” for Newsweek. He is highly respected in the intelligence and law enforcement communities and has excellent contacts within the government."
Jeff Stein and I served in the 525th MI Group in SE Asia at the same time. I have the highest regard for him and for Phil Geraldi. pl
Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Brad Sherman have introduced bills allowing Israelis to come into America without a passport check.
This is misguided for three reasons:
1. The powers-that-be in Israel have a habit of using assassination and terrorism as a means of forwarding statecraft. From Yitzhak Rabin to the JDL, the Jewish Underground, thousands of civilians killed by drone strikes and WMD in Operation Cast Lead, as well as scientists assassinated in Iran, a few extreme Israelis maintain the right to kill people whom they feel are inconvenient. With an entire population trained to use guns, including long-distance sniper fire, this is a problem.
Unlimited travel would raise probabilities for Israeli extremist-group terrorism and assassination in America.
2. Israel has a history of egregious spying on America, stealing industrial and nuclear secrets. Eg:
Unlimited travel would encourage the growth of sleeper cells and further targeting of American concerns.
3. Israel mafia figures have owned most of the Ecstasy market in the United States,
using elderly Israelis and religious students as mules to get drugs into the country.
(Ecstasy kills abusers by raising body temperature above 106, literally cooking their brains.)
Unlimited travel would promote such trade.
Ironically, Brad Sherman’s San Fernando Valley would end up suffering substantially from such a mistake.
Please call your Congressman and tell them that allowing unlimited travel for Israelis would help promote assassination, spying, and drug running in America.
And few discuss recruitment of former MOSSAD officers into international organized crime!
when I read about the five Chinese officials named for spying
in US,I thought that this is a diversion from the Israel story.
“…In all times kings and persons of sovereign authority, because of their independency, are in continual jealousies, and in the state and posture of gladiators, having their weapons pointing, and their eyes fixed on one another; that is, their forts, garrisons, and guns upon the frontiers of their kingdoms, and continual spies upon their neighbours, which is a posture of war.”
“For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war.”