Following a string of embarrassing revelations of the US spying in friendly heads of state, President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to end the practice - except for when it came to Israel.
A former high-level US intelligence officer - who was codenamed ‘Robert’ and was privy to most of the United States’ intelligence information on Israel over the past three decades - made the revelation in an interview with Yediot Aharonot. He said Obama's order to spy agencies to stop spying against friendly heads of state came in conjunction with a secondary order to continue spying on Netanyahu. "We all understood what that meant," he says. (READ MORE)