US JEWS WORRIED BY THE FBI’S FOCUS ON ‘JEWISH SPIES’
The arrest of Mr Nozette — who claimed his parents were Jewish — in a “sting” operation has fuelled concern amongst US Jews that they are being targeted by the FBI as potential spies for Israel.
Since the Pollard affair in 1984, Israel has maintained it does not spy on the US. But just six months ago, former senior Aipac staffers Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman were finally released when a judge dismissed the US government’s case that they had been involved in leaking classified information to Israel.
“What I find troubling is that our government seems only interested in investigating people who are connected to Israel,” Abraham Foxman, director of the AntiDefamation League, told NY Jewish Week. “It plays into the hands of those who say Jews or those connected to Israel are disloyal.”
However, a federal security source denied that they are singling out potential Israeli espionage threats. The FBI, which has prime responsibility for counter-intelligence in the domestic United States, takes the threat of Russian and Chinese espionage especially seriously, they said.
US intelligence sources said that during the six-year incumbency of strongly pro-Israel defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, there was widespread resentment in US military circles at the liberty Israeli military officials enjoyed in their dealings with the Department of Defence. Martin Sieff is a Chief Global Analyst for ‘The Globalist’
Stewart Nozette, middle, who was accused this week of trying to sell classified secrets to Israel, holds a photo of the moon’s south pole during a Pentagon briefing about the discovery of water on the moon in 1996. He was instrumental in the discovery.