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Israel: We Don’t Spy on Them; We Expect Them Not to Spy on Us

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The American and Israeli flags. Israel is responding harshly to reports that the US is spying on its officials. Photo: Wikipedia.

The American and Israeli flags. Israel is responding harshly to reports that the US is spying on its officials. Photo: Wikipedia.

Intelligence and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz on Wednesday maintained that Israel does not spy on the US and said it expects Washington to uphold the same standards.

The Likud minister was responding to a report in The Wall Street Journal that said the White House instructed US spies to eavesdrop on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top Israeli officials earlier this year in an effort to counter campaigning against the Iran nuclear deal, despite having promised to curtail listening in on foreign leaders.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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