Intelligence technology becomes a tool of Israeli diplomacy

 


Israeli arms sales have declined in recent years. But exports of eavesdropping technology have increased.

Many countries have been accused of using Israeli intelligence to suppress dissent. Human rights activists in Hong Kong have accused China of using Israeli eavesdropping technology in mass protests.

A recent Al Jazeera report claimed that Bangladesh had bought intelligence surveillance equipment from Israel. Bangladesh, however, has denied the allegations. The country's human rights activists have also filed a case in a Tel Aviv court to stop the export of mass surveillance technology.

 In addition to China, Israel is selling surveillance technology in countries where the human rights situation is deteriorating, including Morocco, Indonesia and the Philippines. 

A recent Al Jazeera report claimed that Bangladesh had bought intelligence surveillance equipment from Israel. Bangladesh, however, has denied the allegations.

 The country's human rights activists have also filed a case in a Tel Aviv court to stop the export of mass surveillance technology.


Though human rights activists oppose it, the success of Israel's spyware diplomacy is heightening day by day. 

Israel has taken over the entire Arab world by providing surveillance technology. At one time, various Arab countries used the eavesdropping technology of the former Soviet Union. 

Israel sold 9.2 billion in arms in 2016 and 7.5 billion in 2018. In 2019, it was sold for 7.2 billion dollars. The biggest buyers of Israeli weapons are the countries in the Asia-Pacific region. They account for 41 per cent of Israel's arms exports. Europe takes 26 per cent. North America buys 25 per cent of its weapons. And Africa and Latinos take 4 per cent of the weapons. Six per cent of Israel's weapons exports are cyber and intelligence-related equipment.



In the last two decades, Israeli technology has taken the place of Russian technology. Israel has indiscriminately provided surveillance technology to some countries with which it has no diplomatic relations. 

And later on, those countries are recognizing Israel in a hurry. The idea is that Israel is forcing the governments of those countries to recognize it by trapping surveillance technology.

 Israel is hunting two birds with one stone - and they are recognition and trade.


The Times of Israel reported in June last year that Israeli arms sales had declined and sales of surveillance technology were on the rise.

 Israel sold 9.2 billion in arms in 2016 and 7.5 billion in 2018. In 2019, it was sold for 7.2 billion dollars. The biggest buyers of Israeli weapons are the countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

 They account for 41 per cent of Israel's arms exports. Europe takes 26 per cent. North America buys 25 per cent of its weapons. 

And Africa and Latinos take 4 per cent of the weapons. Six per cent of Israel's weapons exports are cyber and intelligence-related equipment.

The Times of Israel did not provide details on how much Israel earns from buying eavesdropping technology or who the buyers are. 

But during a recent protest in Hong Kong, Chinese spies were accused of hacking into protesters' cell phones and e-mails. 

China is using Israeli technology to arrest and detain protesters, according to human rights activists. 

Chinese spies have been able to hack, track, clone and trace protesters' cell phones. Chinese intelligence has already hacked the mobile phones of at least 4,000 protesters.

 Hong Kong police used the technology of the Israeli Cellebrite company to access the mobile phone network of the mob.

Human rights activists around the world, including in Israel, have been protesting against the protesters' violations of privacy.


 Not only in Hong Kong but also in Asia and Africa, Israeli technology is taking the human rights situation to a terrible level. 

After the Palestinians, the democrats of different countries are also being disappeared using this technology.

Usually, Israel uses these technologies to monitor the Palestinians. Palestinians' phones and e-mails are regularly hacked to talk about Israel's security. 

This time, others outside the Palestinians are also becoming victims of this technology. Israel is selling eavesdropping technology in different countries for two reasons. 

The first is of course economic. Retaining export earnings by selling technology due to the decline in the arms trade.

And the second reason is to establish diplomatic relations. Israel has diplomatic relations with China. 

Israel could easily sell arms and eavesdropping technology to China. But there are no diplomatic relations with Israel, especially some Muslim countries are falling into the trap of spyware diplomacy. 

It is not possible to trade arms directly with these countries. Again the authoritarian government has been ruling for years. Israel is taking this opportunity.

 Israel is providing eavesdropping technology and training to authoritarian rulers. 

On the one hand, it is going to suppress the public opinion against the power of the authoritarian rulers, on the other hand, it is creating a new technology market in Israel and is also gaining recognition by putting pressure on the governments of those countries. 

Israel is teaching ways to suppress and suppress public opinion against recognition. As a result, the governments of those countries are not able to go beyond the will of Israel. 

Because there is a fear that the information of secretly taking technology from Israel will be leaked. If the information of the secret agreement is leaked, the government may fall into mass protests in some countries.

 For these reasons, the governments of Morocco and Sudan have recognized Israel in defiance of public opinion to retain power.

 Recognition of Israel or authoritarian rule the people can't even utter a word against anything.

Recently, in addition to Morocco and Sudan, the UAE and Bahrain have recognized Israel. These countries have already been accused of using Israeli technology to suppress public opinion. 

However, the case of Morocco is proven. In June last year, Amnesty International alleged that the Moroccan government had hacked the phone of journalist Omar Radi using spyware called Pegasus, created by the Israeli NSO group.

 The Moroccan government has denied the allegations. Complaints, counter-accusations, denials — among these, on December 20 of last year, Morocco and Israel announced the establishment of diplomatic relations.

In this way, Israel is building relations with the authoritarian rulers by putting pressure on the people.


 The story of one Omar Radi has been published. But thousands of Omar Radi's phones and e-mails have been hacked in different countries due to Israeli technology. 

Pseudo-fascist rulers are violating the privacy of citizens. Democrats are being caught and tortured inhumanely on false charges of being involved in anti-state activities.

 And the governments are trapped in the trap of Israel. Either recognition or leaking information and saying goodbye in the face of public outcry. 

The authoritarian rulers of Morocco, Sudan, the UAE or Bahrain have chosen the path of recognition to retain power. On the other hand, the freedom-loving people were crushed.

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  1. I don't understand what the writer of the "Intelligence technology becomes a tool of Israeli diplomacy" is complaining for.
    Actually, he is not complaining at all. He is praising Israel for making that many/ successful contacts with different countries all over the world.
    He praises and publish the Israeli success by selling brain. The Israeli brain is the tool that innovated all the brilliant technology that he went over and described in his very long review.
    Thank you sir for doing your job to publish Israel's top quality industry to your readers. Please carry on doing it in the same mood of your current article.

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