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Chas Freeman


Quick Thoughts: Chas Freeman on Israeli Espionage against the United States

[Israeli protesters carry a banner in March 2013 calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish American who was jailed for life in 1987 on charges of spying on the United States. Image by Tsafrir Abayov via Associated Press]

[Two successive reports by Jeff Stein in Newsweek this month (see here and here) sought to portray the full extent of Israeli espionage against the United States–including accounts of an Israeli agent hiding in the air duct of Al Gore’s hotel toilet and a level of snooping one congressional staffer characterized as "alarming . . . even terrifying." The reports have also sought to shed light on the degree to which political pressure from congressional ...

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Chas Freeman


Charles "Chas" Freeman is a former US diplomat and author of several works on US foreign relations.