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February 23, 2016 11:53 am

NSA Tapped Phone Call Between Netanyahu and Former Italian PM Discussing US-Israel Relations

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi. Photo: Google.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Photo: Google.

The United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) tapped a 2010 conversation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his former Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi during which they discussed US-Israel relations, a document published on Tuesday shows.

The phone call, which took place on March 13, 2010, was held on an open international line, meaning that the leaders did not take the required steps to render their phone conversation confidential. This leads to the possibility that either or both of the leaders knew that the content of their conversation would be intercepted by an external agency.

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