Thursday, May 18, 2017
Shocking, Fascinating or Merely Interesting
So much to read and so little time....
Special nuggets are often buried in long or longish news or op-ed pieces that we do not have the time to savor. I plan to use this space to share some of those treasures you might have overlooked.
My focus is on news as it affects us as Jews. That may be about our condition here in the U.S. or abroad. It may concern Israel or issues that as Jews must be high on our moral agenda.
I will provide all sources so that you may explore any issue further.
Item #1 Buried in the middle of today's NY Times op ed piece by Ronen Bergman, titled "What Trump Threatened in Israel" is the following shocker:
"The report of the presidential leak was greeted with anger, but not with great surprise. At a meeting between American and Israeli intelligence officials a few weeks before Mr. Trump's inauguration, the Americans recommended to the Israelis that they refrain from passing to his White House sensitive secret information, or material that could lead to the baring of sources or methods of intelligence gathering--at least until it became clear that the Trump team was not linked inappropriately to the Russians or exposed to extortion by Moscow. An Israeli who took part in that meeting told me if was 'a bizarre scene".
Shocking! American intelligence warned Israelis not to share sensitive information for fear that the new administration might be traitors in sharing that info with the Russians! This is not fake news...