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  • WikiLeaks soldier Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

    August 21, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data in the nation's history by providing files to WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday.

    Judge Colonel Denise Lind, who last month found Manning guilty of 20 charges including...

  • Mystery Australian’s next-of-kin seek compensation from Israel

    February 15, 2013 | 6:02 am

    Relatives of an Australian immigrant to Israel who killed himself in 2010 while secretly jailed on charges of violating national security are seeking compensation from the state, a source briefed on the affair said on Friday.

    The source said the talks were preliminary as Israel...

  • Israeli lawyer sheds some light on Australian spy mystery

    February 14, 2013 | 6:30 am

    An Australian immigrant, reported to have been recruited by Israel's Mossad spy agency, was charged with grave crimes before he committed suicide in an Israeli jail, one of his lawyers said on Thursday.

    The closely guarded case has raised questions in Australia and Israel about...

  • Authors return to scene of Israeli espionage

    July 18, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    We think we have some important stories to tell, and thus we returned to the subject of Israeli espionage. Our first effort in that field was a book in 1990 titled “Every Spy a Prince.” Twenty-two years later, we spoke with more people and got more stories — about recent...

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  • Israel to prosecute Haaretz journalist

    May 30, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    Israel will prosecute the journalist who allegedly accepted classified documents from a soldier.

    Uri Blau, an investigative reporter for Haaretz, allegedly accepted more than 1,500 classified military documents from Anat Kamm, 22, who is serving a 4 1/2-year prison term after...

  • Russia expels Israel’s military attaché over espionage claims

    May 18, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    Israel’s military attaché in Moscow was arrested and expelled earlier this week, it was revealed on Wednesday, with sources saying that the top Israel Defense Forces officer was questioned over espionage suspicions.

    Colonel Vadim Leiderman was arrested during a May 12 meeting in a...

  • Espionage trial of Israeli soldier Anat Kamm begins

    May 24, 2010 | 12:39 pm

    The trial of a former Israeli soldier who turned classified military documents over to a reporter began.

    Anat Kamm left her home, where she has been under strict house arrest, on Monday to attend the start of her closed-door trial in Tel Aviv District Court.

    Kamm has admitted to...

  • Justice Arthur Goldberg, baseball’s Joe Berg spied for U.S. during WWII

    August 15, 2008 | 4:42 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—Several prominent Jews spied for the United States during World War II, newly released documents show.

    Former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, philanthropist and businessman Laurence Tisch and baseball player Moe Berg were among the 35,000 men and women whose...

  • AIPAC trial judge throws out government’s secrecy motion

    By Ron Kampeas

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Alleged secrets are the "heart of the case" against two former American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) staffers, a federal judge said -- and that's why the government must not keep them from public review.

    In his most sweeping ruling yet in the case against Steve Rosen, the...
  • AIPAC Staffers Go to Grand Jury

    By Edwin Black

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Top officials at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) have appeared before a grand jury and two senior staffers have been placed on paid leave in the latest developments in the federal investigation of the pro-Israel lobby for allegedly passing classified...

  • Investigation of AIPAC Crosses Line

    By Malcolm Hoenlein

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    There have been hundreds, even thousands, of articles in the American press regarding an FBI investigation involving the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    While the reports imply or assert various charges, none, in fact, has been lodged, despite an investigation...

  • Valley AIPAC Shows Support for Lobby

    By Idan Ivri

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Hundreds of people -- politicians and rabbis, Democrats and Republicans, Americans and Israelis, young and old -- squeezed past dozens of tables to find their assigned seats for dinner.

    Just two weeks after CBS News broke the story that the FBI has been investigating an American...

  • Playing at Pollard

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Playwright Martin Blank confesses he has an affinity for spy stories. It was this attraction that drew him to a book about great American espionage cases a few years ago -- and to the story of Jonathan Pollard, an American Jew who received a life sentence in 1987 for passing...

  • Another of ‘Iran 10’ Released

    By Rachel Pomerance

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The second of 10 Iranian Jews jailed on charges of spying for Israel has been freed, but Jewish leaders don't see it as a shift in Iranian policy.

    "We take no delight in an innocent man serving more than 1,000 days in a prison for exercising his religion," said Pooya Dayanim,...

  • No Stranger to Controversy

    By Sharon Samber

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    From the start, Martin Indyk's career as a U.S. official has been filled with intrigue.As the first Jewish ambassador to Israel and later the top State Department official in charge of Middle East policy, Indyk's words and actions have been scrutinized by Jews and Arabs, by...

  • Rally for the ‘Iran 13’

    By Tom Tugend

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The Passover theme of liberation took on new meaning when more than 1,000 people rallied Sunday to demand freedom for the 13 Iranian Jews, imprisoned in Shiraz a year ago and facing trial for alleged espionage.

    The vigil in the outdoor memorial court of the Museum of Tolerance...

  • High Hopes

    By Julie Wiener

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The release on bail this week of three Iranian Jewish prisoners has raised hopes for their future, but not alleviated concerns that they and the other 10 accused of espionage will not receive a fair trial.

    Wednesday's release followed announcements earlier this week that a trial is...

  • A Call for Justice and Freedom

    By Tom Tugend

    June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A dramatic appearance by the Rev. Jesse Jackson in Los Angeles last week helped kick into high gear an international campaign to free 13 Iranian Jews who were arrested by Iranian authorities for alleged espionage, and who face possible execution.

    In a news conference...

  • The Mossad Spy Who Turned Bad

    By Eric Silver

    December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Graham Greene and John Le Carré have been there before: A shadowy source with access to the highest reaches of an enemy regime. A vain, furtive secret service handler with a chip on his shoulder, who insists that the informant will speak to no one but him. A steady flow of alarming...