Occupied: Headlines From Palestine

The accusations come as relations between Obama and Netanyahu reach new lows.

By Nick Gass

Israel spied on Iran’s nuclear talks with the United States — and used the information to undermine the Obama administration’s position with the GOP-led Congress, according to an explosive report in The Wall Street Journal.

Israeli officials are denying the accusations in the story, which quotes anonymous “current and former U.S. officials.”

The White House found out about the operation, the Journal reports, when U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted messages among among Israeli officials containing details that U.S. officials believed could only have come from the top-secret negotiations.
Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the US is asserting that criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace-making efforts is traceable to Israel’s ‘very rambunctious democracy,’ and not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Dermer said Netanyahu appreciates Kerry’s efforts to bring about a cease-fire in the Gaza war. He adds…

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