As efforts to win his commutation intensify (last week former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger added his name to the list of former high U.S. officials asking for clemency), it's still true that most of what's written about the case is sheer propaganda.
JERUSALEM (TJA) -- 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 Revolutionary Guard, to the Mossad, Israel's security service. He was arrested in 2008 while trying to leave the country with his wife and with 29 pages of classified information in his possession.
Historian and journalist Gil Troy has some hits and misses in his important Tablet essay on the Jonathan Pollard case and what he believes is a nascent mainstream effort in the Jewish community to win his freedom.
(JTA) -- A Jewish employee of a Boston-area internet company was arrested on suspicion of selling confidential information to a foreign company.
Elliot Doxer, 42, was employed in Akamai Technologies Inc. finance department. He was charged Wednesday with wire fraud for providing confidential business information including contract details, employee information and customer lists to an undercover FBI agent that he believed was a foreign government agent.
The country is identified in the indictment as Country X.
Russian Jews say case points to big changes in Brighton Beach with new wave of ex-Soviets.
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On the boardwalk in Brighton Beach last weekend, it was “From Russia With ... Loathing.”
For members of the Russian Jewish community here, the recent tabloid-enhanced saga of the 10 alleged Russian spies arrested here in late June and flown to Moscow last week in a swap for four Russians charged with spying for the U.S., exposed a raw nerve.
The arrest Tuesday of Ben-Ami Kadish, an 84-year-old retired New Jersey mechanical engineer, on charges of passing nuclear secrets to Israel in the 1980s raises several tantalizing and puzzling questions:
What could have led a federal grand jury sitting in Manhattan investigating espionage activities against the United States to issue a subpoena for Kadish, who lives in Monroe Township, N.J.? It is alleged that he shared with Israel classified documents from the Army facility in Dover, N.J., where he worked.
The very mention of his name is incendiary.
At a meeting of the Jewish War Veterans Post 609 in Middlesex County, N.J., last Sunday morning, George Applebaum spoke of the post’s former commander, Ben-Ami Kadish.
“Traitor,” someone yelled.
“Dirty traitor,” shouted another.
“You have no right to say that because you have no knowledge of the case,” Applebaum shot back, prompting two members to storm out.