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Originally posted by dariousg
However, even though any action to bring to light the criminal activities of this agency is good, I think we all need to make sure we take a step back and look at our own spy agencies as well. They don't exactly sparkle with innocence in world events. Just thought I would point that out.
Members of the Israeli parliament likened the British government to “anti-Semitic dogs” and demanded the expulsion of Britain’s military attaché in Tel Aviv after erupting in fury over the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat in London. “I think the British are being hypocritical and I do not wish to insult dogs here, since some dogs show true loyalty [but] who gave the British the right to judge us on the war on terror?" said Arieh Eldad, a right-wing member of the Knesset.
The canine theme was taken up by a second MP, Michael Ben-Ari, who said: "Dogs are usually loyal, the British may be dogs, but they are not loyal to us. They seem to be loyal to the anti-Semitic establishment. “We have learned that a dog must be called by its name. This is anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Zionism."
The decision to expel Israel's Mossad station chief from London marks a new low in Britain's problematic relationship with one of the world's most ruthless intelligence services.
Mr Miliband did not identify the expelled diplomat nor identify them as an intelligence officer, but sources told The Times that the senior Mossad representative at the Israeli Embassy had been told to leave.
A spokesman for the Israeli foreign ministry said: "The relationship between Israel and Britain is mutually important. We therefore regret the British decision." Members of the Israeli parliament likened the British government to “anti-Semitic dogs” and demanded the expulsion of Britain’s military attaché in Tel Aviv after erupting in fury over the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat in London.
UK warns of Israel travel amid passport scandal
London, England (CNN) -- British citizens who travel to Israel should be aware that their passport details could be captured for "improper uses," Britain's Foreign Office warned Tuesday.
It follows Britain's expulsion of an Israeli diplomat and its accusation that the Israeli government was responsible for forging British passports used in an international murder plot.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Tuesday that there are "compelling reasons" to believe Israel was behind it.
Twelve of the 27 suspects in the January murder of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was found dead in his Dubai hotel room, used British passports, the Dubai police have said.
Miliband said the passports had been copied from "genuine British passports" in a "highly sophisticated operation," indicating that a state intelligence service was responsible.