Israel’s ‘working assumption’ is that the U.S. eavesdrops on their communications
Israel’s intelligence minister called reported US wiretapping of an Israeli premier “unacceptable” as the story on Sunday rekindled calls for the release of jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.
“We have of late exceptional intelligence relations with the United States and the British, it’s almost one intelligence community,” Yuval Steinitz told private television Channel 2′s “Meet the Press” late Saturday.
“Under such conditions I think it is unacceptable,” Steinitz said.
“We do not spy on the president of the United States or the White House. The rules have been made clear. We have made certain commitments on the matter and we honour them.”