'No Israeli espionage or intelligence gathering in friendly states'

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Senior government officials in Jerusalem said Israel does not gather intelligence nor is it involved in any espionage activities in friendly states, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday morning. The officials made the statement in response to the arrest of US scientist Stewart David Nozette on espionage charges in Maryland on Monday. The US Justice Department claimed Nozette attempted to pass along classified information to an FBI agent posing as an Israeli Mossad officer.