10 thoughts on “Israeli Intelligence Eavesdropped on Kerry’s Phone During Palestine-Israel Peace Talks – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Wow I am so glad I am Canadian. John kerry is an embarrassment. The road to hell is paved with good intentions and john is jammed packed with them. He should be the firsy to know just how powerful the nsa is… let alone other countries versions of it… why he would use an unencrypted phone is beyond stupid.

  2. The 2nd intelligence sharing state will not be part of the Five Eyes, it would need to be a world power and one Mossad works closely with, that can only be the corrupt French and DGSE. France supplied the nuclear know-how and materials for Dimona, long list of selling Mirages fighter aircraft and military equipment, doesn’t mind to undercut Obama/Kerry for treachery in not bombing Assad’s Syria a year ago. Yes indeed, a total embarassment.

    1. What about Germany?

      Supplies Israel with submarines for its nuclear strike force, has a significant sigint capability and something of a hot grievance about US spying on the Chancellor.

      Or both Germany and France working together towards the common European military and intelligence system they seem to want?

    2. The false-flag gas attack on civilians in Damascus suburb got support of Israel’s Unit 8200 and a French ‘intelligence paper’ pointing fingers at Assad’s regime as perpetrator. In the last hour before the extended bombing raid, only French president Hollande was left standing side-by-side with President Obama.

      Synthèse nationale de renseignement déclassifié
      Programme chimique syrien
      Cas d’emploi passés d’agents chimiques par le régime
      Attaque chimique conduite par le régime le 21 août 2013

  3. I can only presume that the lack of secure communications for the US Secretary of State is partly due to whatever’s at the other end of the call. I would have thought some form of secure satphone would be a given for someone who had to advise the president during an unexpected crisis at any time.


  4. This is a rare case where I would fully support the actions of Israel. An official of a state that eavesdrop everyone (whenever technologically possible) should expect the same. Moreover, the damage was minor at best, giving Israel several more hours to bad mouth Kerry’s proposals, and it is vary hard to figure out what Kerry really means to be done. Would Kerry and his boss truly meant something to be done, it would be done however Government of Israel, eavesdropping or not.

    What is more puzzling is how the story was passed to the reporters. The whole point of eavesdropping requires to keep it hidden.

    1. The intelligence communities work more closely than the official heads of state of these countries. The NSA supplies an open end to all its intelligemce, by contract NSA required the Mossad to filter out the official government officials of the White House, Cabinet members and likely of U.S. Congress.

      NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel

      An undated Memorandum of Understanding between the US and Israel sets out the ground-rules by which the NSA ‘routinely’ provides raw intelligence data to the Israelis. It defines raw ‘Sigint’ as including “unevaluated and unminimized transcripts, gists, facsimiles, telex, voice and Digital Network Intelligence metadata and content.”

      The Memorandum includes provisions designed to protect the privacy of Americans whose data might be shared with the Israeli SIGINT National Unit (ISNU). It opens with a preamble that the sharing of information must be “consistent with the requirements placed upon NSA by US law and Executive Order to establish safeguards protecting the rights of US persons under the Fourth Amendment” of the US Constitution guaranteeing individual privacy.

  5. The same article in Der Spiegel mentions that there was a somewhat heated telephone call between Obama and Netanyahu lasting about an hour. It wouldn’t be fanciful to think that both Obama and Kerry are by now thoroughly pissed off with this warlord of the Levant. But will it be noticeable in their political stance towards him?

    Sir Gerald Kaufman MP called Obama “spineless” in an interview on Al Jazeera. Is this a fair judgement? Does the man have the political space to be anything else here? He would at any case have the support of both the British and German Minister of Foreign Affairs if he demanded that Israel abandons its de facto occupation of Gaza.

  6. Why is it news that spys spy? Anyway, Kerry knows that any non encrypted conversation is being listened to by many spy agencies. My guess is that it was a deliberate decision to be leaky.

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