Israeli intelligence reeling after Trump

shares its information with Russia


The Israeli intelligence community was reeling on Wednesday after it was revealed that Donald Trump had revealed its information to Russia.

The Times of Israel reports that Trump told Russian officials that ISIS was seeking to destroy planes using explosives hidden in laptops.

It was not immediately clear from where the information originated, but the New York Times then revealed the source was Israel.

As a result, says the Times of Israel, "an Israeli spy’s life is believed to be at risk."

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer sought to contain the damage, saying,

Israel has full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump.

But unnamed intelligence officials were less sanguine. One was quoted saying,

We have an arrangement with America which is unique to the world of intelligence sharing. We do not have this relationship with any other country. There is a special understanding of security cooperation between our countries. To know that this intelligence is shared with others, without our prior knowledge? That is, for us, our worst fears confirmed.

Another source stated that the incident could end the special relationship between American and Israeli spies, stating, "We can’t hand over our crown jewels."

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