Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency was encouraging protests in opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s regime in current weeks, leaked U.S. intelligence claims.
The leaked intelligence got here within the type of a memo from U.S. alerts intelligence. It alleged that Mossad “advocated for Mossad officers and Israeli residents to protest the brand new Israeli Authorities’s proposed judicial reforms, together with a number of specific calls to motion that decried the Israeli authorities, in response to alerts intelligence.”
Each Mossad and Netanyahu’s workplace dismissed the claims in an announcement to Fox Information Digital.
“The report that was printed in a single day within the American press is mendacious and with none basis in any way. The Mossad and its senior officers didn’t – and don’t – encourage company personnel to hitch the demonstrations in opposition to the federal government, political demonstrations or any political exercise,” the prime minister’s workplace wrote on behalf of the Mossad.
“The Mossad and its serving senior personnel haven’t engaged within the concern of the demonstrations in any respect and are devoted to the worth of service to the state that has guided the Mossad since its founding,” it continued.
In the meantime, the Pentagon has remained quiet relating to the leak, which had revelations unfold far past Israel to Ukraine and different U.S. allies.
“The Division of Protection is actively reviewing the matter, and has made a proper referral to the Division of Justice for investigation,” the Pentagon instructed Fox in an announcement.
Media experiences have famous that whereas the U.S. intelligence paperwork seem genuine, that doesn’t essentially point out the experiences are appropriate.
Israeli residents have been in an uproar in current weeks over Netanyahu’s efforts to overtake the nation’s judicial system.
Netanyahu agreed to halt the reform course of in late March, as protests reached their peak. The following parliamentary session begins on April 30.
The prime minister’s reforms would put the nation’s Supreme Courtroom in command of appointing new judges all through the court docket system. It could additionally enable Parliament to supersede court docket rulings by a majority vote.