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Monday, March 21, 2011

Israeli Military Intelligence to Monitor Foreign Leftists

This is waaaaay overdue, but at last somebody has woken up.

America next,  he says hopefully?

From Haaretz
Military Intelligence is collecting information about left-wing organizations abroad that the army sees as aiming to delegitimize Israel, according to senior Israeli officials and Israel Defense Forces officers.

The sources said MI's research division created a department several months ago that is dedicated to monitoring left-wing groups and will work closely with government ministries. In recent weeks, the head of the new unit has been taking part in discussions in the Prime Minister's Office about how to prepare for the possible arrival of a Gaza-bound flotilla in May.

"The enemy changes, as does the nature of the struggle, and we have to boost activity in this sphere," an MI official said. "Work on this topic proceeds on the basis of a clear distinction between legitimate criticism of the State of Israel on the one hand, and efforts to harm it and undermine its right to exist on the other."

The new MI unit will monitor Western groups involved in boycotting Israel, divesting from it or imposing sanctions on it. The unit will also collect information about groups that attempt to bring war crime or other charges against high-ranking Israeli officials, and examine possible links between such organizations and terror groups.

MI decided to create the unit in the wake of investigations of Israel's deadly takeover in May 2010 of a maritime convoy aimed at breaking the Gaza blockade, which found that the country's intelligence agencies failed to provide information that could have helped Israel adequately prepare for the violent resistance that naval commandos encountered aboard the Mavi Marmara.

The quality of intelligence information about groups aimed at delegitimizing Israel has improved and the quantity has increased in recent months, said an official in the Prime Minister's Office.

"There is a demand for such information," he said. "Officials need information on such topics, and it hasn't always been available in the past, because there was a lack of awareness pertaining to this topic in the intelligence community. The new unit's orientation will be to collect information and carry out intelligence research for the Foreign Ministry and other government ministries.

The unit has the support of Brig. Gen. (res. ) Yossi Kuperwasser, the director general of the Strategic Affairs Ministry and a previous head of MI's research division. During the second intifada, he pushed for the intelligence community's large-scale involvement in public advocacy and diplomatic matters, a stance that was criticized by other MI officers.
There has been a more than 10 year campaign to discredit Israel. This is nothing new.

In case any I.D.F. intelligence officers are monitoring this blog, here's some info to get you started.
Now that I know you guys are interested, stay tuned.


Blogger Scotty said...

Quote from the article: "Military Intelligence is collecting information about left-wing organizations abroad..."

Suggestion: You can start with the White House!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Gkingthomas said...

I guarantee the Marxist anti-semite in the Oval Office is the very reason they had to increase the monitoring. Hey MI, if you guys are reading this, I just want to let you know that the vast majority of American citizens love and support Israel, and oppose the commies in Washington. They know it too, that's why they treat us the same way they treat you. po

10:23 AM  
Blogger Cobra said...

And what happens after the "monitoring?
Isn't this kind of creepy?
Not that I love the left, I hate it as a matter of fact...

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another note to the MI, not only the WH but the Democrat Party .... ok, ok, nearly the same but I just wanted to make sure you guys get the specifics. When you get done collecting all your info. would you mind doing a fly over of the U.S. and droping millions of copies of the 72,000 page documentation. Thanks, appreciate your help. ps: Might as well put a red cover on it w/ hammer and sickle on the front and a clinched fist on the back ... and hey, an introduction by Geo. Soros would be nice and maybe a couple of pictures of Van Jones and don't forget the Mao christmas ornament on the White House christmas tree, just a nice touch.

12:17 PM  

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