Israel and intelligence

Shady Companies With Ties to Israel Wiretap the U.S. for the NSA
by James Bamford
Wired, 2012-04-03

What Was the Israeli Involvement in Collecting U.S. Communications Intel for NSA?
Haaretz, 2013-06-08

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When I visited it, using the link below,
my computer started behaving very strangely,
running slowly, totally freezing up for prolonged periods,
and the complete screen graying out, with an hourglass shown, for minutes.
Something very strange about that URL.
For reference, below is the URL in question, without an HTML link.]