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  • Hagel says he is not aware of Israel spying on U.S

    May 15, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said on Thursday he was unaware of any truth to a media report that Israel has been spying on the United States.

    Asked during a press conference in Tel Aviv about a Newsweek magazine story quoting unnamed U.S. officials as saying Israel was...

  • The spy turned big-shot Hollywood producer- read the translated interview with Arnon Milchan!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 10, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    What you are about to read sounds like a big Hollywood production, but it is the true story of the former life of the very successful film producer, Arnon Milchan, as an Israeli spy...

    The popular Israeli news show, Uvda (Fact) opened its 20th season with a revelation of one of...

  • 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....

  • Dear NSA (NSFW)

    By Marty Kaplan

    June 10, 2013 | 7:11 am

    Dear NSA,

    It turns out that our handyman has been looking at gay porn on my laptop.  Is there a way to correct your records?

    Name Withheld
    Washington, D.C.


    Dear Senator,

    We really have no idea what websites you’ve been visiting.  If we’d wanted to know whether you’ve been...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Iranian ‘evidence’ of Israeli spy likely a forgery

    May 22, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    A claim by Iranian television that an alleged spy had an Israeli passport appears to be based on a forgery.

    Majid Jamali Fashi was hanged on May 15 by Iranian authorities. He had been accused of killing an Iranian nuclear scientist with a remote-controlled bomb attached to a...

  • Iran executes man convicted of spying for Israel

    May 15, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Iran executed a man convicted of spying for Israel and of assassinating an Iranian nuclear scientist.

    Majid Jamali Fashi, 24, was hanged early Tuesday morning, according to Iranian news reports. He was sentenced to death in August 2010 for the murder of Ali Mohammadi, a particle...

  • Right-wing extremists arrested for spying on troops

    December 29, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    Six right-wing Jewish activists reportedly were arrested at their homes in the West Bank and Jerusalem for gathering intelligence on Israeli troop movements.

    The suspects were arrested early Thursday morning in a joint operation by the Israeli police and the Shin Bet in Jerusalem...

  • Egyptians wait at border for Israel prisoner swap

    October 27, 2011 | 9:32 am

    Egyptians gathered at the border with Israel Thursday awaiting the handover of prisoners to be exchanged for an American-Israeli man held by Egypt and accused of spying.

    Israel will swap 25 jailed Egyptians for Ilan Grapel, 27, who was detained in Egypt in June on accusations he was...

  • Netanyahu publicly seeks Pollard’s release

    December 21, 2010 | 9:56 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is asking President Obama for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard’s release.

    Netanyahu said Tuesday he would formally ask Obama to set free Pollard, who was sentenced to life in 1987 for spying for Israel.

    A number of Jewish groups routinely request...

  • Israelis indicted for spying for Syria

    August 5, 2010 | 1:52 pm

    Three Israeli citizens were indicted for spying for Syria.

    The three men from Arab villages in northern Israel were indicted Thursday in a Nazareth court on charges of passing information to Syria.

    Fada Sha’ar and his father, Majd Sha’ar of the Druze village Majdal Shams, and...

  • Arab-Israeli activist arrested for spying

    May 27, 2010 | 9:06 am

    A leading Arab-Israeli political activist was charged with spying for the terrorist group Hezbollah.

    Amir Makhoul was charged Thursday in a Haifa court with “assistance to an enemy in time of war,” “aggravated espionage” and “contact with a foreign agent.” He was arrested about six...

  • Pollard Appeal Fails; Few Options Left

    By Matthew E. Berger

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    There appear to be few legal options left for Jonathan Pollard, after a U.S. federal appeals court last Friday rejected the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst's claim that he had inadequate counsel when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for spying for Israel.

    The court...

  • Spy vs. Spy

    By Rob Eshman

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Over the past few weeks, as the anniversary of Sept. 11 approached, the FBI and the Department of Justice, along with investigative reporters at CBS, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, have focused their resources on what they must figure is a real threat to American...

  • World Briefs

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Settlement in Reburying Case

    The largest funeral company in the United States settled a class-action lawsuit brought by Jewish families in Florida. Service Corporation International agreed to pay $100 million to Jewish families in Broward County in a lawsuit that included...

  • Briefs

    By Community Briefs

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    L.A. Police Chief Visits Israel

    Los Angeles Chief of Police William Bratton (pictured with Tsion Ben David of the Israel Ministry of Tourism) placed a prayer in the Western Wall of the Old City during a recent visit to Israel. It was his first visit since 1986.

    "It's so...

  • Five Iranian Jews Remain Jailed

    By Michael J. Jordan

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Three Iranian Jews imprisoned on charges of spying for Israel have been released, but the last five remain in jail, contrary to earlier reports.

    Sources close to the issue said Monday that Iranian authorities had granted the last five an indefinite furlough. On Wednesday, however,...

  • Iranian TrialTimeline

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The following is a timeline of key events in the trial of the "Iran 13":

    • January-March 1999 - 13 Iranian Jews are arrested in the southern province of Fars.

    • June 7, 1999 - The Iranian government charges the 13 Iranian Jews with spying for the United States and Israel. Both countries...

  • Message of Hope

    By Tom Tugend

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Prospects are favorable that some of the prison senten-ces imposed on 10 Iranian Jews charged with spying for Israel will be reduced and that others will be set free, according to the Jewish community's official representative in the Iranian parliament.

    Maurice Motamed predicted that...

  • The Long Wait

    By Michael J

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The waiting game continues in Iran, as the judiciary there has postponed at least for another week a decision in the appeals of 10 Iranian Jews convicted on charges of spying for Israel.The delay is ostensibly because the three judges reviewing the appeals are divided on whether the...

  • Demonstrating Support

    By Michael J

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    After an appeal by Iran's chief rabbi, the Iranian judiciary has announced it will allow 13 Jews accused of spying for Israel and America to hire their own lawyers, said an American Jewish leader.

    The 13 will also get a few extra days to prepare their case, according to Malcolm...

  • 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...

  • Community

    By Beverly Gray

    June 4, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine that it is 1940, and Great Britain is fighting Hitler's Nazi Germany almost alone. Imagine, further, that an American who loves both America and England and hates the Nazis works in American intelligence and has access to secret files concerning Germany that, for whatever...
  • Justice for Jonathan Pollard

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine that it is 1940, and Great Britain is fighting Hitler's Nazi Germany almost alone. Imagine, further, that an American who loves both America and England and hates the Nazis works in American intelligence and has access to secret files concerning Germany that, for whatever...