Israeli ministers demand end to US spying

AP , Sunday 22 Dec 2013

Israeli ministers are demanding an end to U.S. spying on Israel following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of former top Israeli officials.

Transportation Minister Israel Katz said Sunday he would press Israel's Cabinet to demand that the US cease spying on Israel. Housing Minister Uri Ariel said on Israel Radio he expected the US to admit wrongdoing.

They also called on the US to release a convicted spy jailed for passing classified material to Israel.

Documents leaked to newspapers last week by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed that British intelligence agency GCHQ worked with the NSA to target email addresses belonging to the offices of a then-serving Israeli prime minister and defense minister.

The Israeli prime minister's office declined comment.

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