NSA Spied on Israel Too

YERUSHALAYIM -

It has emerged that Israel was on the list of allies which the U.S. National Security Agency has been tracking, according to a weekend report in The New York Times.

Classified documents from 2007-2012 leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA was snooping on “high priority Israeli military targets.”

“The documents describe collaboration with the Israel Sigint National Unit, which gets raw NSA eavesdropping material and provides it in return, but they also mention the agency’s tracking of Israeli drone aircraft and the Black Sparrow missile system,” the Times reported, based on material obtained by the British Guardian.

One government official, stressing that Israel was neither confirming nor denying the Guardian story, said only that Israel and the U.S. enjoy “close intelligence cooperation.”