Leaked report shows Israel as ‘priority target’ for U.S. intelligence

Edward Snowden. Credit: Praxis Films screenshot.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A document leaked by U.S. National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden shows that the U.S. spies not only on its enemies, but on allies as well—labeling Israel as a “priority target,” according to a Washington Post report on Thursday.

The Post published parts of Snowden’s leaked and highly classified U.S. intelligence “black budget” file. The 178-page report details a budget that totals $52.6 billion. The report states that U.S. counterintelligence operations “are strategically focused against [the] priority targets of China, Russia, Iran, Cuba and Israel.”

Posted on August 30, 2013 .