Dual Loyalties

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Monday, August 01, 2005

UPI Intelligence Watch - Mossad Chief in US Recalled To Israel 05/6/2005

UPI Intelligence Watch - (United Press International): "UPI Intelligence Watch

By John C.K. Daly
UPI International Correspondent
Washington, DC, May. 6 (UPI) -- The widening American Israel Public Affairs Committee scandal, with the FBI investigating the passing of classified information on U.S. policy toward Iran to AIPAC, has claimed another victim. Naor Gilon, head of the political department at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, will leave his post this summer. Gilon is reportedly the Israeli representative who received classified information from two AIPAC employees who allegedly received the information during conversations with Larry Franklin, the Pentagon analyst arrested Wednesday by the FBI. Gilon has been at the Israeli Embassy since 2002 but is leaving "for personal reasons," according to an Israeli Embassy spokesman in Washington. No employee of the Israeli Embassy has yet been questioned by U.S. intelligence in the affair; U.S. authorities have not notified the embassy itself about the inquiry and no one there has been asked to cooperate with detectives. Israeli Embassy officials in Washington say that since the affair was made public in 2004, their relations with their U.S. counterparts have become strained."