Sabba – No surprise at all. France has a crypto jew as PM, Manuel Valls. Manuel Valls is of jewish Catalan origin, he became a French citizen in 1982, his wife is an ‘open’ jewess, and he loves to remind us that he is eternally attached to Israel – not to France who made him a PM, but to Israel. Furthermore, one of the top executive of French Intelligence Services, Christophe Bigot, was pictured celebrating Israel ‘Independence’ day on May 30… It is all business as usual.
PRESS TV – Tel Aviv is suspected of having spied on the French prime minister’s secure phone calls when he was on a key visit to Israel in May amid tense ties with the regime over a Paris peace plan on the issue of Palestine.
French weekly magazine L’Express reported that Israeli intelligence services had asked Manuel Valls and his advisors to hand over their secure cellular phones and other electronic devices before attending a closed-door meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) in late May.
However, the French delegates noticed that their devices were not functioning correctly and showed signs of “tampering” after leaving the meeting, the report said.
“When the delegation had their cell phones returned to them, many of them were surprised to find that they were having trouble with the signal,” L’Express reported.
Upon returning home, the French officials turned in the devices to the National Cyber-security Agency of France (ANSSI), which opened an investigation into the case, the report added.
The ANSSI has not yet published the findings of its probe. L’Express said Netanyahu’s office has denied reports of hacking into the French diplomats’ phones, saying Tel Aviv does not spy on its allies.
The visit by the French delegation took place at a time of heightened tensions with Tel Aviv, which had voiced strong opposition to the Paris initiative for an international conference on the Middle East peace process. The Palestinian Authority had supported the idea.
Valls, known to have close ties with Tel Aviv, was in Israel to get the regime on board with the French plan ahead of the June 3 Paris conference that saw the participation of 26 countries.
Israel had on numerous occasions rejected the initiative, with Netanyahu saying “the path to peace is not via international conferences that attempt to force a settlement.”
I-24 NEWS REPORT: Israel denies report it ‘tampered’ with French PM’s cellphone
Reports that Valls’ advisors say their phones were tampered with after being forced to hand them over in J’lem
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Office has denied a report that Israeli security services hacked into secure phones belonging to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls during his visit to Israel in May.
According to a report by the French newspaper L’Express, Israeli security services requested that Valls and his advisors hand over their phones before they met with Israeli officials.
When the French delegates left the meeting, they were shocked to discover that their devices, including a laptop, showed signs of “obstruction,” the report said.
According to L’Express, the devices in question were handed over the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI) in Paris, and a probe into was launched.
In response to the report, the Prime Minister’s Office said: “Israel vehemently denies the incident, and considers France to be an ally, and if necessary, we will provide our information, but we do not spy on our allies.”
Valls visited Israel in an effort to advance his country’s plan to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts in the face of opposition from his counterpart Netanyahu.
Valls told i24news at the time that France can take a central role in promoting negotiations because of its ties to regional powers like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, and others.
Valls met with Netanyahu before holding talks in Ramallah with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
“‘I am a friend of Israel; I will tell Netanyahu that I want peace for Israelis and Palestinians,” Valls told i24news.