Trump’s Compromise of Israeli Intelligence Sources Deeply Concerning

May 17, 2017

J Street is deeply concerned by reports that President Trump, in a meeting last week with the Russian foreign minister, disclosed classified intelligence provided by Israel without first notifying and securing the consent of Israeli officials.

The close intelligence-sharing relationship between the US and Israel is vital to the security of both countries. That relationship is grounded in mutual trust, and any action which undermines that trust should worry the entire pro-Israel community, particularly given that Israeli security officials have already reportedly described this incident as “our worst fears confirmed.”

We call on Congress to exercise its full oversight responsibility in ensuring that the administration is held accountable for the manner in which it handles sensitive intelligence and the damage it is doing to the national interests of the United States and of its allies.

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