Pegasus affair: President Macron telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

French President Emmanuel Macron telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to express concern over reports that his phone had been hacked using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

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According to media reports in Israel, French President Emmanuel Macron telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to express his concern over reports that his phone had been hacked using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

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Michel Paul

The conversation took place last Thursday and was revealed by Israeli TV channel N12.

Naftali Bennett's entourage does not communicate on this subject.

Emmanuel Macron, according to the media in Israel wanted to make sure that the subject was taken seriously by the Israeli authorities and that they were aware that the software developed by the Israeli group NSO had in particular been used by Morocco.

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For his part, the Prime Minister, still according to the same sources, would have assured the French president that the facts had occurred before he took office and that he intended to shed light on this affair.

Naftali Bennet notably indicated that he was considering sending his Defense Minister Benny Gantz to Paris with answers to the questions that were raised.

France is not the only country to be worried about this affair.

US administration officials have also contacted an Israeli security source in recent days for details and said they were troubled by the information released.

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  • France

  • Israel

  • Emmanuel Macron

  • Naftali Bennett

  • Pegasus

  • Defense

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