Israel Secretly Sold $250m-worth Spy Systems To Saudi Arabia – Report

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Israel Secretly Sold $250m-worth Spy Systems To Saudi Arabia - Report

Israeli military. Photo: IDF

Saudi Arabia and Israel have made a secret $250-million deal that includes the transfer of Israeli espionage technologies to the kingdom, the UAE news website Al-Khaleej reported on October 28.

According to the report, some of the spy systems were already transferred to Saudi Arabia and put into use after a Saudi technical team had received training in operating them. The report stated that the delivered systems are the most sophisticated equipment, which Israel has ever sold to any Arab state.

The news website added that Saudi Arabia and Israel are exchanging strategic military information during its meetings, which are being conducted in Washington and London through a European mediator.

In September, Al-Khaleej reported that Saudi Arabia had purchased Iron Dome missile defense systems from Israel in order to defend itself from missile attacks carried out by Yemen’s Ansar Allah movment (also known as the Houthis).

While Israel and Saudi Arabia have no official ties, the both states are among  the key US allies in the Middle East and share the hard-core anti-Iranian stance of the current US administration. So, they have multiple common points to cooperate. However, Saudi Arabia and Israel keep this cooperation secret because an official admission of this fact will damage their public image further,

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  • Zalashji

    “However, Saudi Arabia and Israel keep this cooperation secret because an official admission of this fact will damage their public image further”
    Not the best kept secret, but whatever…. Is it even possible do more damage to their public image?

    • Gregory Casey

      They can maintain the pretence to their respective adoring domestic audiences that they have no ties with each other when the reality is that BiBi & Lieberman are up to their necks in the sand with the truly psychopathic Mohammed Bin-Salman.

    • Barba_Papa

      Yeah, but don’t expect much attention being given to this by both the Western and Arab MSM. Except possibly Al Jazeera, as its being run by Qatar, Saudi Arabia’s biggest Arab rival.

      • Jens Holm

        Its on our TV channels and news sites here in Denmark and well descriebed,

        You think we should have headlines about You everyday, but You also again and again forget, You only are a tiny little part of the world and important things from the rest has to be told and debated too.

    • The MAGAtard

      How much of that tech was given to Israel by the US is my question.

      It’s no secret that they sell much of the technology we give them.

      • Jens Holm

        As many small countries they give and take as they can.

        A very stupid question from You. All is very well descriebed and even seen at the USA military support budget in billions.

    • Jens Holm

      Thats right. Its an official change by sausid since they could not support ISIS against Sunnis in Syria as wekl as Iraq anymore.

      They also support non sunnis in Lebanon for the same alternative purpose and its on TV as well as newsssites. No secret.

  • FOURTHEMPIREEMPEROR

    ARE DOING THE SAME IN NORTH AFRICAN MAGHREB..WHERE THE CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS ARE..ONE AFTER ANOTHER..AND IN TOTAL CLANDESTINITY..BRADING THEM THE NATIONAL RICHESSES OF THEIR COUNTRIES..STARTING FROM THEIR NATIONS STRATEGIC ECONOMIC SECTORS..AND NATIONS STRATEGIC RESSOURCES..INCLUDING IN MAURITANIA..WHERE THE RULING DICTATORIAL JUNTE IS COMPLETELY REBRANDING WITH TEL AVIV..AND CRUSHING THE SPEECH ON THE HEBREW STATE REPENETRATION..AND RETAKE OVER..FRIEND THERE..FROM THE PEOPLE..WHO ARE NOT OK WITH THE SECOND TREASON OF THE REGIME..AND REFUSE PRESIDENT AZIZ A THIRD MANDAT..WHAT HE WANTS..AND IS FORBIDDEN BY THE CONSTITUTION OF HIS COUNTRY..AND WHAT HIS ISRAELI FRIENDS..WHO HAD A HAND IN HIS PRECEDENT ELECTION..THROUGH THE MADE IN ISRAELI MATERIAL SENT THERE AT THE TIME..PROMISED HIM..WHY THE MAURITANIANS WANT HIM OUT: THEY REFUSE TO BE A COLONISED PALESTINE IN THEIR COUNTRY..CRUSHED BY A SOUTH LEBANON ARMY..FRIENDS THERE..WHY MUST SUPPORT THE MAURITANIAN REVOLUTION ON THE ZIONISED REGIME OF NOUAKCHOTT

    • Jens Holm

      When so many million muslims are that dominted by jews, the religion and culture should be replaced right away.

  • willyvandamme

    So they can spy with this technology on Saudi Arabia. Fantastic idea.

  • Rob

    The relation of Muslim leaders and Israeli butchers is a blasphemy. These Muslim regimes are traitors and allows Israeli butchers to butch Muslim generations in the world. They are doing war crimes together with Israel.

    • Empire’s Frontiers

      Israel and Saudi Arabia are as close as cousins, and resemble twins.

      They work together as your left foot works with your right knee.

      • Rob

        There is no relation of Sauds with Islam. Even they are not exist in the Islamic history. They are the invention of a couple of last centuries.

        • Empire’s Frontiers

          That’s an oddly non-sequitur response, and lends itself to my point that the two ‘nations’ are family members.

          • Rob

            Saudi regime and Israel both are terrorists and butchers. They have invaded unarmed children, funerals, hospitals, school buses and schools, markets and residential areas. Are you their sympathizer? No religion or humanity teach this what they are doing in the world including US and co.

          • Empire’s Frontiers

            Now you’re repeating, in your own way, my point that the two nations are very similar in nature and deed.

          • Rob

            You are right.

          • Whowhatwhere

            Rob your smart but when someone is telling you something, stop think and listen. These two states are sister states in the literal sense. Duplicates.

          • Rob

            Yes both Saud and Israel are duplicate states and are headquarters of head choppers that created by Washington and England.

          • Jens Holm

            Well, that goes for most states in the region. None of them were able to liberate from Ottomans themselves because all inhabistants insisted – as to today – to be and stay stupid ond non develloped.

            You forget that.

          • Jens Holm

            hardly. They are children of your world.

          • Whowhatwhere

            so tell me?

          • Rob

            Yes you are absolutely right.

          • Jens Holm

            Both are semittes :)

        • Jens Holm

          Thats a relative. They came from more coomon Islam and them invented a new version. Thats Islam too even its worse to me.

      • Rob

        This is true. I am agree with you.

      • Jens Holm

        Hardly, but they do. Both has not many real friends.

    • Whowhatwhere

      2 sides of the same coin.

    • Jens Holm

      Its a limirted and well known version. Forget You holy crap and come back to the real world.

      They have the same enemies and are friends only there. Very strange version of Islam by Yourself. Islam do respect Christianity and jewism as written relgions close to islam from the same agenda in the same area based on same things.

      The rest is not about religion at all, but just a hijab or carpet for dover up for greedyness and superiority.

      Ottomans taking over Konstantinople invited in many 100.000 jews in for administrartive help. Those Ottomans were muslims, as Muhammed told the Allah told him.

      You are not.

  • Empire’s Frontiers

    Can your tongue sell to your belly, your right hand to your left, do your eyes sell to your ears?

    These aren’t sales, they’re strategic deployments of military hardware in an active theatre.

    Saudi Arabia in its form today exists for a narrow reason, and the so called ‘kings’ are grateful.

    • Jens Holm

      Thats right. Its big influence having some big minusses as well. I am not for it. That sont say I am for the rest as well.

  • Smaug

    Careful with this report, South Front, newspapers from that part of the world are even less reliable than ours. The report comes from a newspaper in a neighbor state or the Saudis, so this could be an attempt at slander. Also, I’m sure the report is already exploding on social media in the region with all sorts of “speculation.”
    That said, it would not surprise me if this were true. Israel does export weapons and they may be using this to ensure the Saudis don’t support Israel’s enemies and to foster a good relations with the Arab world in general. I’d be more skeptical about the specifics of the big round number of 250 million USD and the presence of the Iron Dome.

  • Jens Holm

    Why should that not be a secret or the opposite. Everybosy knows Israel are experts and export whatever they can.