"US sees Israel, tight Mideast ally, as spy threat"
Yet, as the article states, "...Israel as a steadfast U.S. ally enjoys access to the highest levels of the U.S. government in military and intelligence circles."
There is also the issue of Israeli citizens (dual American & Israeli citizens) who have served in the administration and Congress, including, to my understanding, the current Chairman of the U.S. Armed Services Committee, who is also a member of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight and Chairman of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. I don't understand how the UNITED STATES does not consider this a gross conflict of interest - for a citizen of any other country to have such power within our government, no less given that "U.S. national security officials consider Israel to be, at times, a frustrating ally and a genuine counterintelligence threat."
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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