Technological developments are obliging espionage agencies to adopt diverse methods of operation: not only to dispatch agents to enemy countries and to recruit local sources for intelligence, but also to dupe people into serving as agents without their knowledge, to use mercenaries and to rely on new capabilities, such as cyberattacks. To avoid biometric identification, as well as to evade security cameras, espionage organizations are being compelled to make increasing use of unwitting local agents.
It was at least the fourth assassination mission by Israel in three years against an enemy weapons engineer on foreign soil, a senior official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency confirmed on Monday. The following account is based on information provided by the official, whose agency was informed about the operation.
(vor drei Tagen) Ich wette alles was ich habe darauf, dass die israelischen „Kollegen“ (und natürlich auch die „Kolleginnen“) derzeit massiv ihre lieben Kameraden in Deutschland bespringen und ihnen wieder einmal jeden Sch**ss erzählen denen die gerne hören. Irgendwas mit Terror, links und Islam, zum Beispiel. Die Unverschämtheit, die sich der rechtsradikale Benjamin Weinthal in der „Jerusalem Post“ wieder einmal erlaubt, ist da ein ganz nützliches Indiz. Entsprechend Israels post-Rabinscher Definition als Paradies für Zyniker spricht Weinthal von Aktivitäten der „Revolutionsgarden“ Irans in Deutschland, um Raketentechnologie zu erwerben. Dies wird nun mutmaßlich, entsprechend der unauffällig durch die „Sicherheitsbehörden“ in internationaler Hierarchie und Befehlskette innerhalb der Republik aufgebauten Selbstermächtigungs-Struktur, als Legitimation benutzt werden mutmaßlich genau die Kräfte verstärkt zu bespitzeln und zu verleumden, die der Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges auf deutschem Boden überhaupt noch etwas entgegensetzen.
Die Anklage wegen Korruption als Damokles-Schwert über sich hängend, versucht Benjamin Netanjahu und seine rechtsradikale Gang an der Regierung des von ihnen seit der Ermordung von Yitzhak Rabin faktisch gekaperten Israels sich in einen weiteren Angriffskrieg in Asien zu retten. Und der Sturz der einem Krieg gegen den Iran entgegenstehenden Kanzlerin von Deutschland mittels einem „Putsch von rechts“ ist Teil dieses Bemühens.
(3.6.2018) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a report published last week that accused him of asking the former head of the Shin Bet security service to listen to the telephone conversations of then-IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and then-Mossad chief Tamir Pardo.
„The Mossad is not a criminal organization. It is a splendid organization that does holy work in the fight against terrorism and other threats to the State of Israel, and we all salute it,“
Ostensibly citing Pardo’s words to Dayan that the “fun part” about the Mossad was that it was a “licensed crime organization” Netanyahu said that the Mossad “was not a crime organization but a glorious organization that does holy work in the war on terror, and which we all salute.” Netanyahu conveniently neglected to cite the end of Pardo’s statement: “For King and country,“ the oath used since Roman times, and especially in English history, by soldiers willing to sacrifice their lives for their nations. The Mossad is a “licensed crime organization,“ Pardo meant, but only in the service of Israel’s greater interests.
The impression one gets is that anyone who thinks differently from Netanyahu, and not just on security issues, is immediately suspected of sabotaging him, and in the prime minister’s view, all means of acting against such people are legitimate. After all, Netanyahu also frequently and irresponsibly throws out hints of “coups” and accusations that he’s being undermined by the police, the police commissioner and the judicial system.
Tamir Pardo, who served as head of the Israeli intelligence agency from 2011 to 2016, told Israeli Keshet TV’s investigative show Uvda that the order was not given „for the sake of a drill,“ according to excerpts of the interview released ahead of the broadcast on Thursday evening.
„When he tells you to start the countdown process, you know that he isn’t playing games with you,“ Pardo is quoted as saying. „These things have enormous significance.“
Yoram Cohen says he never got ’specific‘ instructions from Netanyahu to listen in on Tamir Pardo and Benny Gantz, though the explosive report mentioned a general request to tap a series of confidants
The Prime Minister’s Office told Uvda: “The claim that the prime minister asked the head of the Shin Bet to listen in on the chief of staff and the head of the Mossad is completely unfounded. This is a total distortion of systemic efforts that are made from time to time to maintain information security regarding sensitive matters of paramound importance to Israel’s security. The decision of what means to use and against who is in the hands of the authorized officials.”
(31.5.2018) According to the show, Netanyahu told Pardo and then chief of staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz to prepare the military to be able to launch an attack on Iran within 15 days of being given the order to do so.
The interview with journalist Ilana Dayan is to be broadcast on Thursday.
(31.5.2018) “I do not want to believe that in Israel, which is a democratic state, the prime minister is asking the Shin Bet to tap the chief of staff or me,” Pardo said in an interview. He added: „Wiretapping is the greatest possible [sign of] lack of trust. I never asked to wiretap any of my employees in the Mossad. Never. It never even crossed my mind. In my view, that’s outside the rules of the game.”
The campaign was first reported, on Saturday, by the British newspaper the Observer. However, sources familiar with the effort and pages of documents obtained by The New Yorker reveal that there is more to understand. Two of those sources told me on Sunday that the operation was carried out by Black Cube—a firm that was also employed by Harvey Weinstein and that offers its clients access to operatives from “Israel’s élite military and governmental intelligence units,” including the Mossad.
He suspects both men fled to Thailand not long after the murder to return to the „country of origin“, whom he declined to identify.
On whether the assassins were related to Israel’s spy agency as speculated by many, including the victim’s family, the source would only say that the men were „highly professional“ in their fields.
„Both men are related to interested parties in the Arab-Israeli conflict,“ he said. –
(23.4.2018) The computer-generated photographs of the suspects are based on descriptions by witnesses, police chief Mohamad Fuzi Bin Harun told reporters. They show two light-skinned suspects who may be European or Middle Eastern. Both men are about 180cm with sturdy builds, the police chief said, according to a recording of his comments heard by Reuters news agency.
In recent weeks, these two campaigns are merging, and are expected to combine even more closely in the weeks ahead, as can be seen in the Mossad’s operation to steal the Iranian nuclear archive; Netanyahu’s pressure on the U.S. to abandon the nuclear accord; the series of air strikes attributed to Israel against Iranian targets in Syria; and concerns that an Iranian retaliation would ensure another round of fighting that will bring the two sides closer to war.
ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו חשף את הארכיון הגרעיני של איראן ובו עדויות חדשות לקיומה של תוכנית הגרעין האיראנית הסודית, שהוסתרה במשך שנים מן הקהילה הבינלאומית Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed new and conclusive proof of the secret nuclear weapons program that Iran has been hiding for years from the international community in its secret atomic archive.
(28.3.2018) Six former Israeli spymasters accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday of jeopardising the country’s future as it prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding next month.
The surviving ex-Mossad intelligence agency chiefs voiced their opinion of the fourth-term, right-wing leader in a joint interview excerpted on the front page of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s best-selling newspaper and a regular Netanyahu critic.
(28.3.2018) Five former spymasters say PM eroding country’s core values, decry ‚pervasive‘ culture of corruption under his tenure
According to Palestinian news websites, Fadi al-Batash was ambushed at the entrance to a mosque and shot at close range by two unidentified motorcyclists who fled. The victim’s family blames the Mossad