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  5/11/2014, Iyar 11, 5774

Newsweek Reporter Defends Israeli Spying Allegations

Jeff Stein, the Newsweek reporter who wrote a controversial article alleging that Israel still spies on the US, spoke about the allegations in an interview with Israel Defense Forces Radio Sunday.

Stein began by citing a story from a former CIA operative, who insisted in the article that Israel tried to spy on former Vice President Al Gore when he was in Israel. "A US Secret Service agent was enjoying a moment of solitude in Gore's suite, suing the bathroom, when he heard the sound of scraping metal," Stein stated. "He saw someone trying to remove the vent from the inside, and just saw his head emerging from the air shaft."