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The arrest of US scientist Stewart David Nozette on espionage charges has rendered Israel silent.
Israeli officials have declined to comment on the arrest of Mr Nozette, who has been accused in the US of passing classified information to agents he believed were working for the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency.
Originally posted by minkey53
I was under the impression that the US and Israel were basically on the same side?
All the things the US does for them and the way they sick up for them, maybe even soon helping them sort Iran out?
So why all the hoohah???
Work together as a team!!
Originally posted by born2BWild
If this proves true then tensions between Isreal and U.S. should heat up a little more. With Obama's administration already straining tensions between the two governments and intelligence agencies this should be another nail in international affairs.
I do feel that Israel is really pushing their luck with their American allies and Obama has been backing away from the previous administrations policies on backing Israel so bluntly.
According to the Nature Blog, Nozette has worked for with Israeli contacts previously. The FBI affidavit says that between 1998 and 2008, an Israeli aerospace company "wholly owned by the Government of the State of Israel" paid Nozette some $225,000.