Is­raeli spies up­set by Trump in­tel shar­ing with Rus­sia

Cape Breton Post - - World -

WASH­ING­TON — The United States and Is­rael are try­ing to move past Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ap­par­ent shar­ing of Is­raeli in­tel­li­gence with Rus­sia.

But Amer­i­can and Is­raeli spy pro­fes­sion­als say they’re frus­trated and fear­ful about the reper­cus­sions to the U.S.-Is­raeli in­tel­li­gence part­ner­ship. Dur­ing a re­cent meet­ing with two Rus­sian of­fi­cials, Trump shared in­for­ma­tion about an Is­lamic State threat in­volv­ing lap­tops on air­planes. That’s ac­cord­ing to a se­nior U.S. of­fi­cial not au­tho­rized to dis­cuss sen­si­tive in­tel­li­gence mat­ters and speak­ing on con­di­tion of anonymity.

The U.S.-Is­raeli part­ner­ship is crit­i­cal be­cause Is­rael has spies in parts of the Mideast where the U.S. doesn’t.

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