Can’t have people leaking what Israel is up to!:

WASHINGTON — An FBI translator was sentenced to 20 months in prison last year for leaking secret US wiretaps of the Israeli embassy to a blogger, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

Prosecutors and even the judge were tight-lipped about the case, the first of a record five prosecutions of individuals who leaked information to the press during President Barack Obama’s administration.

But the Times said, based on the first interview with the blogger in question, Richard Silverstein, that contract Hebrew translator Shamai Leibowitz had leaked documents related to sensitive US efforts to spy on a close ally.

Silverstein, who runs the liberal Jewish blog “Tikun Olam: Make the World a Better Place,” said Leibowitz had passed along some 200 pages of verbatim phone records because he feared an Israeli attack on Iran and was concerned about Israel’s efforts to lobby the US Congress and the American public.

2 thoughts on “Transparency!

  1. The Palestinians are going to the UN in three weeks to seek recognition for the state of Palestine. That is exactly what Israel did in 1948. Only this time the Israelis are opposed to the Palestinians seeking to be recognized as a state and are calling their actions illegal. Why is it illegal now but it wasn’t illegal in 1948? The Zionists are skilled liars and masters of illusion. You can always tell when they are lying because their lips are moving.

  2. The only problem I have with granting Palestinians statehood is that Israel has settled so much of what would otherwise have been Palestinian territory that I’m not sure where the Palestinian state would be. One state seems to be the only viable solution at this point. Hardly seems likely that the UN would ever be able to recruit the army needed to return Israel to its original UN-mandated border.

    On the other hand, the ability of Palestinians to have an official state, separate from whatever territory it might have, might make it easier for the Palestinian Authority to issue passports and allow Palestinians the opportunity to leave for education and job opportunities currently denied them.

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