Re the Israeli spy caper, two things become painfully evident:
1--That even Israel is capable of utter stupidity. For a small nation surrounded by a sea of enemies whose only commonality is Israel's demise, stupidity is the worst weakness.
2--Israel's intelligence-gathering apparatus is superior to ours. Evidently, on at least five occasions our intelligence gatherers were caught red-handed by the Israelis in the act of gathering classified information and had their red hands slapped.