A former US official has said that both the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are extremely paranoid about the Israeli secret service Mossad and Jews, and adds that the charges of espionage against US Defense Department scientist Stewart Nozette reflect this fear and « extreme view ».
These fears against Israel, former AIPAC staffer Steve Rosen tells The Jerusalem Post, could harm US-Israel relations.
« One of the things that our case revealed is the very extreme views that are held by some in counter-intelligence agencies of the CIA and FBI about Israel, » Rosen said.
« They believe that the Mossad spied on the US on a huge scale and they believe that the Pollard case was the tip of some sort of iceberg, » he added.
- Last week, an Israeli-American lawyer, Shamai
- Leibowitz, pled guilty to leaking to an unidentified
- blogger five classified documents Leibowitz obtai-
- ned while working as a Hebrew translator for the
A former FBI linguist’s guilty plea for leaking secret documents has become a black eye for the law enforcement agency and signals a breakdown in the security clearance process there, according to lawyers who track clearance issues.