Snowden to expose US-Israel secrets

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden still has Å“very significant” secrets to reveal relating to Israel, says the investigative journalist who first published the whistleblower’s leaks.

“I don’t want to preview any stories that aren’t yet published, but it is definitely the case that there are a huge number of very significant stories that are left to report,” Glenn Greenwald said in an interview with Israelâ„¢s Channel 10 aired Monday night.

“There definitely are stories left that involve the Middle East, that involve Israel. The reporting is going to continue at roughly the same pace that has been happening,” he said.

Among documents disclosed by Snowden last year was information that the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ had in 2009 intercepted an email address belonging to then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and those of other senior Israeli officials.

Following the revelations, senior Israeli officials demanded that the US stop “systematically spying” on Israel.

“In the close ties between Israel and the United States, there are things that must not be done and that are not acceptable to us,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on December 23.

Last month, several Israeli cabinet members and lawmakers said reports of US spying was an opportunity to press Washington to free Jonathan Pollard, a former US intelligence analyst who has been imprisoned for nearly three decades over spying for Israel.

Greenwald said he understood why Israel would link the NSA spying to the Pollard case.

“I think you are absolutely right to contrast the Jonathan Pollard case with revelations of American spying on their closest allies within the Israeli government, because it does underlie, underscore exactly the hypocrisy that lies at the center of so much of what the US government does,” he said.

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Source: Press TV