While James Bond was skydiving into the Olympic Park, the CIA was spreading some scurrilous comments about the Mossad here. It remains quite amazing that the CIA are blatantly digging around in Israel, while Pollard languishes in the U.S.
Debka File here suggests the following motives
1. To deter US presidential candidate Mitt Romney from using his visit to Israel Sunday and Monday July 29-30 to promise, if elected in November, to review Jonathan Pollard’s life sentence for spying for Israel, which all previous US presidents have refused to do at the CIA’s behest. It has been suggested that he may be considering going on record with this pledge to win Jewish votes.
2. To hit back at the Israel watchers dogging the footsteps of CIA agents planted in a widely-flung undercover network for picking up any clues that Israeli preparations for a unilateral attack on Iran’s nuclear program are moving into operational phase.
…. While James Bond is doing his thing, I’m waiting for Gabriel Allon to hit the big screen, although I do enjoy Daniel Silva’s novels about Allon