Netanyahu moves to calm clamour over US spying allegations

Published: 4:09AM Monday December 23, 2013 Source: Reuters Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has movedto avoid friction with the United States over allegations it spied on Israeli leaders, slapping down demands in his cabinet to press Washington for redress. Several Israeli cabinet members and lawmakers latched onto the reported US espionage as an opportunity to call on Washington to free jailed Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard. Allegations of US spying on Israelis emerged on Friday based on documents leaked by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst, was sentenced to a life term in 1987 in the United States for spying for Israel. A succession of US presidents have spurned Israeli calls for his pardon. “The United States is systematically spying against Israel’s political and security leadership,” said Transport Minister Yisrael Katz, demanding a US commitment to stop the espionage and to release Pollard immediately. His demand was echoed by Uzi Landau, the tourism minister, who told reporters: “If there was ever a better time to bring Pollard here, it is now.” But Netanyahu, attempting to calm the clamour, said in public remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting that Israel didn’t need “any special occasion” in order to discuss Pollard’s case with Washington. He said he had constantly raised the issue at the White House and hoped “circumstances arise that will enable us to bring Jonathan home”. “This does not depend on and is not linked to the latest events,” Netanyahu added, stopping short of any direct reference to the leaked documents.


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Netanyahu to calm clamour over US spying allegations

Published: 4:09AM Monday December 23, 2013 Source: Reuters Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has movedto avoid friction with the United States over allegations it spied on Israeli leaders, slapping down demands in his cabinet to press Washington for redress. Several Israeli cabinet members and lawmakers latched onto the reported US espionage as an opportunity to call on Washington to free jailed Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard. Allegations of US spying on Israelis emerged on Friday based on documents leaked by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst, was sentenced to a life term in 1987 in the United States for spying for Israel. A succession of US presidents have spurned Israeli calls for his pardon. “The United States is systematically spying against Israel’s political and security leadership,” said Transport Minister Yisrael Katz, demanding a US commitment to stop the espionage and to release Pollard immediately. His demand was echoed by Uzi Landau, the tourism minister, who told reporters: “If there was ever a better time to bring Pollard here, it is now.” But Netanyahu, attempting to calm the clamour, said in public remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting that Israel didn’t need “any special occasion” in order to discuss Pollard’s case with Washington. He said he had constantly raised the issue at the White House and hoped “circumstances arise that will enable us to bring Jonathan home”. “This does not depend on and is not linked to the latest events,” Netanyahu added, stopping short of any direct reference to the leaked documents.


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Benjamin Netanyahu Seeks To Calm U.S. Spy Storm

Premier Slaps Down Cabinet Roars for Action By Reuters Published December 22, 2013. Jerusalem Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved on Sunday to avoid friction with the United States over allegations it spied on Israeli leaders, slapping down demands in his cabinet to press Washington for redress. Several Israeli cabinet members and lawmakers latched onto the reported U.S. espionage as an opportunity to call on Washington to free jailed Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard. Allegations of U.S. spying on Israelis emerged on Friday based on documents leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst, was sentenced to a life term in 1987 in the United States for spying for Israel. A succession of U.S. presidents have spurned Israeli calls for his pardon. The United States is systematically spying against Israels political and security leadership, said Transport Minister Yisrael Katz, demanding a U.S. commitment to stop the espionage and to release Pollard immediately. His demand was echoed by Uzi Landau, the tourism minister, who told reporters: If there was ever a better time to bring Pollard here, it is now. But Netanyahu, attempting to calm the clamour, said in public remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting that Israel didnt need any special occasion in order to discuss Pollards case with Washington. He said he had constantly raised the issue at the White House and hoped circumstances arise that will enable us to bring Jonathan home.


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French Jews hold anti-terror workshop: France home to Europe's largest Jewish community How can the Jewish community in France stop the spread of terrorism?

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Israel oil find sharpens Med energy scrap

The discovery of potential oil reserves of 232 million barrels plus another natural gas field off the coast couldn’t have come at a better time for Israel. Published: March. 15, 2012 at 3:40 PM TEL AVIV, Israel, March 15 (UPI) — The discovery of potential oil reserves of 232 million barrels, plus another natural gas field off Israel’s coast couldn’t have come at a better time for the Jewish state as Egypt’s Islamist-dominated parliament calls for cutting off gas exports to its eastern neighbor


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Congregation Dor Hadash

4858 Ronson Court, Kearny Mesa, 858-268-3674 Denomination: Reconstructionist Membership: 125 families Pastor: Rabbi Yael Ridberg Age: 43 Born: Bridgeport, Conn. Formation: Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia, Penn.


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25-10-2011 14:58 Religious Freedom in America 62nd Annual Jalsa Salana USA (July 16-18, 2010) “Religious Freedom in America” By Amjad Mahmood Khan Los Angeles, California USA “There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, the right way has become distinct from error.” –Chapter 2, Verse 257 A few weeks ago, America celebrated its 234th year as a nation

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Geopolitically, a trip to Iran could not come at a better time.


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Geopolitical Journey: Iran at a Crossroads | STRATFOR

Geopolitically, a trip to Iran could not come at a better time. Iran is an emerging power seeking to exploit the vacuum created by the departure of U.S.


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Israel – Light onto Nations: Two-wheeler Tel Aviv

For Tel Aviv -Jaffa residents and workers sick of skyrocketing gasoline prices and incessant traffic jams, the introduction of a new pilot bike-rental project this month couldn't have come at a better time.


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Gil Travel's Guide To Israel: Two-wheeler Tel Aviv | environment

For Tel Aviv -Jaffa residents and workers sick of skyrocketing gasoline prices and incessant traffic jams, the introduction of a new pilot bike-rental project this month couldn't have come at a better time. …


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Two-wheeler Tel Aviv – American Trial Attorneys in Defense of Israel

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