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  • Iranian court sentences man accused of spying for Israel

    June 20, 2014 | 8:49 am

    An Iranian court sentenced a man to five years in prison on charges of spying for Israel.

    The man, whose name was not released, was arrested last August and charged with giving information to the person responsible for security at the Israeli Embassy in Thailand, Israel’s Army...

  • Australian FM confirms Ben Zygier worked for Israeli government

    March 6, 2013 | 8:28 am

    Ben Zygier, the Australian-Israeli dual national known previously as Prisoner X, worked for the Israeli government, Australia's foreign minister confirmed for the first time.

    But Minister of Foreign Affairs Bob Carr at a news conference Wednesday refused to say whether Zygier...

  • 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...

  • Five comments on Jonathan Pollard’s chances of being released soon

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2012 | 10:03 am

    While the campaign for the release of spy Jonathan Pollard from jail continues, here ‎are some sobering comments about his chances of soon being free:‎

    1.‎

    In the Algemeiner, not long ago, a mock debate between Obama and Romney ‎included their respective answers on Pollard...

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  • White House rejects plea for Pollard release

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 10, 2012 | 11:04 am

    The White House on Monday evening rejected fervent Israeli and American appeals to commute the life sentence of Jonathan Pollard and release him after 26 years in prison.

    National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told reporters that the Obama administration “has no intention...

  • Biden prevented Pollard clemency, NYT reports

    October 2, 2011 | 10:43 am

    President Obama was considering clemency for convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard until Vice President Joseph Biden prevented it, the New York Times reported.

    “President Obama was considering clemency, but I told him, ‘Over my dead body are we going to let him out before...

  • Jonathan Pollard has “urgent” surgery

    August 2, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard was taken to a civilian hospital to undergo surgery.

    Pollard has been in poor health, including deterioration in his kidney problems. His wife, Esther, had come from Israel to North Carolina to visit him before what has been described as...

  • Kiwi Jewish leaders dismiss Israeli spy accusations

    July 20, 2011 | 10:09 am

    Jewish leaders in New Zealand reacted angrily to explosive allegations that Israeli backpackers caught in February’s massive earthquake may have been spies.

    The allegations were broken by the Southland Times newspaper on Wednesday, drawing an irate response from Israel’s...

  • Alleged Israeli spy arrested in Egypt is U.S. citizen

    June 13, 2011 | 8:00 am

    An alleged Israeli spy arrested in Egypt has been identified by Israeli media as an American citizen who made aliyah in 2005.

    Egyptian authorities arrested Ilan Grapel at his hotel in central Cairo on Sunday; Grapel was ordered detained for 15 days while he is investigated for...

  • Iranian executed for spying for Israel

    December 28, 2010 | 9:46 am

    Iran executed a man convicted of spying for Israel.

    Ali-Akbar Siadat was hanged at a prison in Tehran on Tuesday morning, according to the state Iranian news agency IRNA.

    He had been found guilty of passing information about the country’s military, including the Islamic...

  • Accused Iranian spy for Israel sentenced to death

    December 27, 2010 | 11:12 am

    An Iranian man accused of spying for Israel has been given a death sentence.

    Iranian news services reported the death sentence on Sunday. Iran’s Supreme Court must still approve the verdict, according to reports.

    Tehran’s chief prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi, said that more...

  • Lebanon sentences Israel spies to death

    November 2, 2010 | 10:17 am

    A Lebanese military court sentenced three of the country’s citizens to death for spying for Israel.

    Two of the alleged spies had fled the country, reportedly for Israel, and were sentenced in absentia.  The third man, Jawdat el-Hakim, admitted to working for Israel for 10 years beginning in 1999, Ynet reported.

    The men can appeal the sentence to a higher court.

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