- According to Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron, some
US officials believe that Israel is spying on America and may have even
known events pertaining to 9-11 in advance but did not pass them on to
- Cameron reported that among the approximately 60 Israelis
detained following the attacks against the Pentagon and World Trade Center
were a "handful of active Israeli military." Fox quoted sources
that stated they even failed polygraph questions pertaining to alleged
surveillance activities against and in the United States. Fox tied about
one-half of the sixty suspects to a private communications firm, Amdocs,
indicating the firm may too be a cover for covert activities.
- Cameron was quick to point out that there are no
of alleged Israeli involvement in the attacks, but there is speculation
that intelligence information was amassed by Israel ahead of the attacks
but not passed to the US government. A highly placed investigator said
there are "tie-ins." But when asked for details, he flatly
to describe them, saying, "evidence linking these Israelis to 9-11
- Fox adds that Israelis spotted in North Carolina are
suspected of maintaining a California apartment used to spy on Arab
in the US as part of Israel,s ongoing war on Arab terrorism. Fox reports
having obtained 140 documents that pointed to arrests of Israelis ahead
of 9-11 in connection to alleged espionage against the US government. No
details were furnished.
- According to the unnamed US officials, Israelis
themselves as Jerusalem University students "targeted and
US military bases. US investigators also speak of Israeli kiosk operators
selling the popular Puzzle Car and Zoom Copter as a front - explaining
they are actually Israeli agents working in the US.
- A defense intelligence report said Israel has a voracious
appetite for information and said, "The Israelis are motivated by
strong survival instincts which dictate every possible facet of their
and economical policies. It aggressively collects military and industrial
technology and the US is a high priority target."
- Fox quoted a spokesman for the Israeli embassy in
who issued a denial saying that any suggestion that Israelis are spying
in or on the US is "simply not true."
- According to Cameron, the Israeli based Amdocs Ltd. firm
handles most records of telephone calls and billing in the US since it
has contracts with the 25 largest phone companies across the US. As such,
it has a record of most calls made in the US. The FBI has over past years
investigated Amdocs on several occasions.
- Fox once again quotes reliable unnamed sources that
in 1999, the super secret national security agency, headquartered in
Maryland, issued what's called a Top Secret sensitive compartmentalized
information report, TS/SCI, warning that records of calls in the United
States were getting into foreign hands, in Israel, in particular.
- Fox says US officials are now concerned that a
data mining techniques and algorithm system intended to monitor customer
credit and to monitor calling patterns and other information may be helpful
in phone spying. FBI and CIA officials regarding the ability of Amdocs
according to the report have made warnings.
- The report stresses repeatedly that US officials are
not concerned that Israeli is making wrongful use of the data against the
United States, but is very concerned the data could fall into the wrong
hands. One such example dealt with a 1997 drug investigation in which it
was learned that phone info, similar to the data accumulated by Amdocs,
was used to compromise the activities of police, FBI, and other law