US officials: Extent of Israeli spying ‘shocking’

Jerusalem’s intelligence gathering activity in the America is unrivaled by any other ally, Newsweek reports. Israel’s aggressive and widespread espionage activity in the US is increasingly angering American government officials and has “crossed red lines,” Newsweek reported Tuesday.

The report anonymously quotes senior intelligence officials and congressional staffers who have been privy to information on Israeli spying activities. Staffers called the extent of Israeli espionage “sobering” and “shocking,” far exceeding similar activities by any other close US allies.