Benny Gantz, Israel’s Defense Minister and a former Chief of Staff, on Wednesday visited Paris for a damage-control mission. His goal: To try to pacify the angry French authorities following the revelations that a sophisticated piece of spyware, produced by an Israeli spyware firm, was sold to Morocco with the approval of the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The Moroccan intelligence service used the software to spy on opposition figures and civil society activists – but also on dozens of French officials, including fourteen current and former cabinet ministers.
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