American Spy Chiefs Want More Pressure on Israel

(Ha'aretz) - Amir Oren The U.S. Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) has recommended to the Bush administration to apply "clear and intentional pressure" on Israel regarding the settlements. The recommendation, written by Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research Carl Ford, was submitted last week to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Stanley Moskowitz, CIA director of congressional affairs, and a former head of the CIA in Israel, wrote to the senators on behalf of CIA Director George Tenet that an arrangement for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would be acceptable to the Palestinians and developed Arab states, "such as the plans outlined by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah," are expected to significantly reduce negative feelings toward the U.S. in the region.

2003-10-31 00:00:00

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