The United States works actively to thwart spying by Israel on the U.S., just as it does against enemies like Iran, China, Russia and Cuba, according to a secret report published by the Washington Post on Thursday.

Israel is an ally but has a history of espionage against the United States, according to the Post, which on Thursday published the “black budget” it obtained from intelligence contractor and leaker Edward Snowden. The 178-page report says the 16 agencies that make the U.S. intelligence apparatus have a combined budget of about $53 billion dollars.; @thesimplechild