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  • German magazine reports Israel spied on Kerry last year

    August 4, 2014 | 10:35 am

    German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Sunday that Israel and at least one other intelligence agency were listening in on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's unsecured phone calls last year when he was holding nearly daily negotiations for peace with various leaders in the Middle...

  • Snowden denies he got help from Russia in leaking U.S. secrets

    January 22, 2014 | 10:06 am

    Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he acted alone in leaking U.S. government secrets and that suggestions by some U.S. lawmakers he might have had help from Russia were "absurd," the New Yorker magazine reported on Tuesday.

    In an interview the magazine said was...

  • Jonathan Pollard case is about America

    By David Suissa

    January 22, 2014 | 9:52 am

    America is far from being an anti-Semitic country. In fact, it might be the first country in Jewish history where it’s actually “cool” to be Jewish. That’s one reason I’ve been so reluctant over the years to weigh in on the Jonathan Pollard affair — I’m so in love with this country...

  • Israel is the leader in producing drones

    December 9, 2013 | 10:40 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) are being used in conflicts all over the world, and military analysts say their use is only expected to increase. With the clear advantage of not needing pilots, who can be shot down or captured,...

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  • Iranian man arrested, charged with spying for Israel

    August 6, 2013 | 11:11 am

    Iran arrested a man and charged him with spying for Israel, an Iranian news agency reported.

    The man was arrested in southeastern Iran allegedly contacted the Israeli embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, in order to pass information, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Monday....

  • Anat Kamm sues Haaretz newspaper for exposing her as source

    April 4, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    Anat Kamm, the Israeli soldier who was jailed for turning classified Israeli military documents over to a reporter, is suing the Israeli daily Haaretz and journalist Uri Blau for revealing her identity.

    Kamm filed a lawsuit Thursday with the Tel Aviv District Court, asking for...

  • Report: ‘Prisoner X’ spy Ben Zygier tipped off Hezbollah

    March 25, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    The man known as "Prisoner X" unwittingly caused the arrest of two Hezbollah supporters who were spying for Israel, a German magazine claims.

    Ben Zygier, the Australian-Israeli who allegedly was a Mossad agent, leaked highly classified information in a botched attempt to recruit...

  • Prisoner X affair raises charges of dual loyalty for Australian Jews

    February 20, 2013 | 10:00 am

    As more details have seeped out about the mysterious life and death of Israel’s Prisoner X -- identified last week by an Australian TV program as Ben Zygier -- the wall of silence surrounding those who knew him has begun to show some cracks.

    On Tuesday, Israel released parts of a...

  • Report: Zygier may have told Australian intelligence about Mossad ops

    February 18, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    Suspected Israeli spy Ben Zygier may have given detailed information about his work to Australian intelligence, leading to his arrest and imprisonment in Israel, according to an Australian news program.

    The Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s "Foreign Correspondent" reported Monday...

  • 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...

  • Israel struggles to keep cloak of secrecy over spy story

    February 13, 2013 | 6:12 am

    The mysterious death of an Australian prisoner in Israel has put the spotlight on a military-run censorship system that is finding it harder to black out secret information often only a mouse click away on the Internet.

    The case involves a man reported by Australia's ABC channel...

  • Hamas executes 6 suspected Israel collaborators

    November 20, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    Masked gunmen publicly shot dead six suspected collaborators with Israel in a large Gaza City intersection Tuesday, witnesses said. An Associated Press reporter saw a large mob surrounding five of the bloodied corpses shortly after the killing.Hamas' military wing claimed...

  • Knesset members urge Romney to release Pollard

    July 31, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Knesset leaders sent a letter to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney urging him to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard if elected president.

    The letter, according to The Jerusalem Post, was similar to letters sent to former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of...

  • Mr. President: Commute Jonathan Pollard’s Sentence

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    July 17, 2012 | 7:27 am

    Last December 1, 2011 I posted on my personal blog the following arguing for the release of Jonathan Pollard. Yesterday, from Israel Hillary Clinton once again stated that Pollard would remain imprisoned. For the life of me, I do not understand why, nor the rationale upon which...

  • Iran accuses IAEA of demanding Parchin visit to spy

    June 11, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Iran will not allow the United Nations nuclear watchdog to visit Iran’s Parchin military complex, accusing inspectors of being “Western spies.”

    Iranian lawmaker Evaz Heidarpour told the national media that the United States and Western countries were trying to gain access to Iran’s...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Peres sends letter to Obama requesting Pollard clemency

    April 9, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres sent a personal letter to President Obama requesting clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    The letter, sent Monday, cited Pollard’s severe health situation in requesting that he be released from Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina, where he...

  • Report: Pollard hospitalized, then returned to prison

    April 6, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Jonathan Pollard reportedly was hospitalized at a facility off his prison campus.

    Israel radio and representatives of Pollard’s wife reported Friday that Pollard was taken to a facility outside the Butner Federal Correctional Complex, the prison complex in North Carolina where he is...

  • Paul Weitz on dads, De Niro and “Being Flynn”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 5, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    Father figures emerge prominently in the films of Paul Weitz—as do complex relationships between fathers and sons.  The last time I spoke with the convivial filmmaker was regarding “About a Boy”, the 2003 film Weitz made with his brother, Chris Weitz (“A Better Life”), about a...

  • Spy boss: Iran more likely to hit on U.S. soil

    January 31, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    Iran’s leadership has shown itself more willing to carry out attacks on American soil, the U.S. intelligence chief told Congress.

    “The 2011 plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States shows that some Iranian officials—probably including Supreme Leader Ali...

  • Australian citizen admits to spying for Hamas

    December 13, 2011 | 11:17 am

    An Australian citizen pleaded guilty to charges of spying for Hamas.

    Eyad Rashid Abu Arja, who is Palestinian-born and holds dual Jordanian citizenship, was detained in Tel Aviv in March on charges of “activities on behalf of an illegal organization”.

    Hamas is classified as a...

  • Jewish leaders meet Biden in Thanksgiving week appeal for Pollard

    November 22, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Four drug dealers, a trafficker in stolen goods, a gambler and a turkey made President Obama’s Thanksgiving freedom list, but Israel’s best-known spy did not.

    But advocates of releasing Jonathan Pollard aren’t giving up hope. Seven Jewish leaders who met Monday with Vice President...

  • Report: Dozens of U.S. spies captured in Lebanon and Iran

    November 21, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Dozens of spies working for the CIA were captured recently in Lebanon and Iran, current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press and ABC News on Monday.

    The CIA’s operations in Lebanon have been badly damaged after Hezbollah identified and captured a number of the U.S....

  • American-Israeli Ilan Grapel is freed in prisoner exchange with Egypt

    October 27, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Egypt released an American-Israeli it held as an alleged spy and Israel freed 25 Egyptians in a prisoner swap on Thursday that will ease strains between Cairo’s new rulers and the United States and Israel.

    Ilan Grapel, 27, flew to Israel accompanied by two Israeli envoys sent by...

  • Israeli Cabinet approves Grapel prisoner swap deal

    October 25, 2011 | 11:34 am

    Israel’s Cabinet unanimously approved a deal to release dual American-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel in exchange for 25 Egyptians being held in Israeli prisons.

    The agreement, which was facilitated by the U.S. government, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, was...

  • Egypt demands prisoner exchange for Grapel

    October 11, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Egypt is calling for the release of dozens of Egyptians being held in Israeli prisons in return for alleged spy Ilan Grapel.

    Seventy-eight Egyptians are now held in Israeli prisons, accused of infiltrating the border, the Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram reported. Other demands...

  • Biden agrees to meeting on Pollard

    October 6, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Vice President Joe Biden has agreed to meet with Jewish communal leaders to discuss the case of Jonathan Pollard.

    Biden made the commitment at the end of a Rosh Hashanah reception Wednesday at the vice president’s residence, Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the...

  • 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...

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