Israel Stops Sharing Iran Intel With U.S.

Obama’s Iran diplomacy is getting even trickier. This week’s Newsweek reports exclusively that at the beginning of his presidency, Obama approved U.S.-Israel joint covert operations aimed at disrupting the Iranian nuclear program. The cooperation, however, was limited to nonlethal activities, and U.S. military and intelligence officers took pains not to share with Israel any information that could be used for activities like assassinating nuclear scientists. Newsweek has found, though, that Israel has stopped sharing some key planning information on Iran, and that Israel’s spy chief was in Washington last month to learn what the consequences would be for the U.S.-Israel relationship if Israel attacks Iran over the objections of President Obama.