On Thursday, 12 September, 2019, the site Politico posted a piece alleging that Israel has planted “mysterious spy devices near the White House.”
This accusation was quickly denied by Israel via an Israel National News piece citing the Prime Minister’s Office:
The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office later released a statement blasting the report, calling the claims of Israeli spying “a blatant lie.”
“There is a longstanding commitment, and a directive from the Israeli government not to engage in any intelligence operations in the US. This directive is strictly enforced without exception,” the PMO said.