Report: Israel Spied on Kerry During Peace Talks Moderation

Neither Kerry nor Israel respond to Der Spiegel report, which claims eavesdropping carried out on regular telephones vulnerable to tapping.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits in the service hallway of a hotel in Cairo July 25, 2014, as he speaks on the phone with Qatar's foreign minister about the terms of a cease-fire.Reuters

Israel eavesdropped on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry over the course of the nine-month failed peace negotiations with the Palestinians last year, the German Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.

Neither the Israeli government nor Kerry's office has responded to the Der Spiegel report.

According to the report, Israel and at least one another secret service tapped into Kerry's phone calls with high-ranking officials during his efforts to mediate the peace talks.

Citing "several sources among secret services," Der Spiegel said that Kerry's conversations were held via normal telephones with satellite connections vulnerable to tapping, in addition to secure lines.

Kerry spent the better part of last year shuttling back and forth to the Middle East in an attempt to media between the two sides, to get the peace talks back on the table. The process collapsed in late April.