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Report: U.S. may have hacked former French president’s network with Israel’s help

France believed the United States attempted to hack into its president’s communications network, a leaked U.S. intelligence document published on Friday suggests. U.S. agents denied having anything to do with a May 2012 cyber attack on the Elysee Palace, the official residence of French presidents, and appeared to hint at…

Mossad ‘agrees with U.S.’ on Iran nuclear goals

Israel’s intelligence service Mossad agrees with US assessments there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb, even though Israeli leaders have talked about Tehran’s plans to acquire nuclear weapons, The New York Times reported. “Their people ask very hard questions, but Mossad does not…

Activists suspect Israeli spies behind flotilla woes

ATHENS (AFP) – Jumpy activists on the ill-fated mission to Gaza insist the evidence is mounting that Israeli secret services are behind the slew of mishaps that have dogged the flotilla. Two “sabotaged” boats and a stream of bureaucratic obstacles have prevented the convoy from setting sail from Greece to…

Egypt questions suspected Israeli spy

CAIRO — Egypt’s state security prosecution on Monday began questioning an Israeli man suspected of spying for the Mossad intelligence agency, state television reported. Ilan Grapel was detained on Sunday from a Cairo hotel and ordered to be held for 15 days pending investigation. The US embassy in Cairo confirmed…

Computer expert says US behind Stuxnet worm

LONG BEACH, California – A German computer security expert said Thursday he believes the United States and Israel’s Mossad unleashed the malicious Stuxnet worm on Iran’s nuclear program. “My opinion is that the Mossad is involved,” Ralph Langner said while discussing his in-depth Stuxnet analysis at a prestigious TED conference…

Clinton gathers support for more Iran sanctions

ABU DHABI - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dismissed on Sunday Israeli assessments of delays in the Iranian nuclear program and called for more work on sanctions to bring Tehran to heel. Clinton, on a tour of Gulf Arab countries to shore up support for pressure on Iran, arrived in Abu Dhabi, the capital of…

US declined to investigate suspected Mossad assassination, cable shows

The US government lied about a request from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government to probe the death of a Hamas military leader, according to a recently released US State Department cable from secrets outlet WikiLeaks. Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was assassinated in a Dubai hotel in January 2010. Dubai…

Iran hangs ‘Mossad spy’

TEHRAN — Iran hanged on Tuesday a man found guilty of feeding Israeli spy agency Mossad with Iranian military secrets and information on its missile programme for a period of six years, news agency IRNA reported. Ali Akbar Siadat was hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison after being condemned to death…

Poles arrest alleged Mossad agent in Dubai killing

Polish authorities have arrested at the request of Germany a suspected Mossad agent thought to have played a role in the Dubai assassination of a Hamas commander, German prosecutors said Saturday. “He was arrested in Warsaw and is suspected of being involved in illegally obtaining a (German) passport,” a spokesman…

Ex-Mossad agent: Gaza flotilla raid ‘so stupid it’s stupefying’

While the United States has reserved judgment in the matter, a former Mossad agent is casting blame for the botched raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, pointing directly at Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for allegedly ordering forces to act without vital preparation. The former Mossad agent is Victor Ostrovsky,…

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