Monday, February 22, 2010

Israeli intelligence?

Mossad Passport Affair: A Stick to Beat Israel?
Despite a lack of evidence, sensationalized reporting drives the story.

The death of senior Hamas terrorist Mahmoud Mabhouh in Dubai in January has generated a huge amount of media interest. Israel's Mossad intelligence agency stands accused (despite, at best, only circumstantial evidence) of using forged European passports to carry out an assassination.

The story reads like something straight from a spy movie. But is that because the media have failed to report it accurately and avoid sensationalism? Have some media outlets simply taken the story and turned it into another stick to beat Israel?


Israeli "intelligence" leaves much to be desired.

Israeli police sent on wild-goose chase
The Israeli police knew they didn't have a shred of evidence against me other than some hateful letter filled with false accusations that misled them.

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