This agreement is not intended to create any legally enforceable rights and shall not be construed to be either an international agreement or a legally binding instrument according to international law.
- Memorandum of Understanding
The document says that all data must be handled in accordance with U.S. law and that Israel has agreed not to target U.S. persons, but Israel's obligation to do so is not legal, as the above clause states. It confirms similar programs with Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
NSA and Israeli intelligence: memorandum of understanding – full document
We are investing in target surveillance and offensive CI [counterintelligence] against key targets, such as China, Russia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and Cuba.
- from the so-called "black budget"
The Intelligence Community's "black budget" — also leaked by Snowden — indicates that the U.S. considers Israel, a prominent ally, to be an intelligence threat on par with more countries considered hostile such as Iran and Cuba.
Leaked documents reveal US sees Israel as a spying threat (Video) - The Hill's Global Affairs
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said on Jan. 6 said that more leaks related to the Middle East and to Israel would come out. When asked about Israel's call to release spy Jonathan Pollard from U.S. jails he said the case showed "the hypocrisy that lies at the center of so much of what the U.S. government does."
Snowden has more U.S.-Israel secrets to expose: Greenwald
NSA slides, released by Glenn Greenwald in his book "No Place to Hide," revealed that intelligence sharing "arguably tilted heavily in favor of Israeli security concerns" and were "driven almost totally by the needs" of Israel. They also said Israel was "the third most aggressive intelligence service against the U.S."
NSA may be putting Israeli security interests above U.S., new document reveals - World