Home page logo
/

interesting-people logo Interesting People mailing list archives

IP: From a former BBC reporter -- Re: -- FBI probing Israeli wiretapping at White House --Insight mag
From: Dave Farber <farber () cis upenn edu>
Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 18:49:05 -0700




From: Jan Ziff <janziff () mindspring com>
To: <farber () cis upenn edu>

Dave:

As the former BBC State Department correspondent, and one who covered 
US-Israel relations for many years before that as a Jerusalem 
correspondent - I am delighted you posted the Insight story.  Having 
watched the Pollard affair unfold, and knowing that the damage to the US 
is far greater than has been publicly reported - I had to laugh at the 
comment of the Israeli spokesman at the Embassy that "Israel does not spy 
on the United States"... something about bridges and Brooklyn comes to mind.

The real question is why such a major story which clearly has more than a 
little substantiation is dismissed out of hand by the AP on the word of 
one unnamed "senior federal law enforcement official" and a second equally 
unnamed "senior law enforcement official."

Since when has the word of unnamed officials been gospel in Washington, 
either which way? I do hope that the current State Department press corps 
is all over this one as quickly as we would have been when I was there! If 
this is anything as good as I suspect it is, I can only say, stay tuned.



Jan Ziff





From: Dave Farber <farber () cis upenn edu>
Reply-To: farber () cis upenn edu
Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 09:53:12 -0700
To: ip-sub-1 () majordomo pobox com
Subject: IP: YOU DECIDE WHICH YOU TRUSTand believe  -- FBI probing Israeli 
wiretapping at White House --Insight mag

Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 09:34:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: Shaya Potter <spotter () yucs org>
To: Dave Farber <farber () cis upenn edu>

First of all, I'm suprised you posted this as just a few hours after this
was posted to politech, there was an AP story basically saying it wasn't
true. http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/w/AP-White-House-Phones.html

shaya potter





  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
  • IP: From a former BBC reporter -- Re: -- FBI probing Israeli wiretapping at White House --Insight mag Dave Farber (May 09)
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]
AlienVault