No Traces Of Jewish FBI Agent In Iran


There are no traces in Iran of Robert Levinson, the retired American-Jewish FBI agent who vanished in the country six years ago, according to Iran’s foreign minister.

Documentary Claims Mentalist Uri Geller Was CIA Spy


The Israeli magician and psychic Uri Geller worked as a CIA spy, according to a new documentary.

“The Secret Life of Uri Geller-Psychic Spy,” by Vikram Jayanti, says Geller used his powers against Russia, including erasing Soviet floppy discs and changing the mind of an unnamed Russian leader in order to convince him to sign a nuclear arms reduction treaty, The Independent reported.

Uri Geller: Claims he refused to use powers to kill. Getty Images

Torture, War, And Bin Laden: A Jewish Perspective

Jewish Week Online Columnist

For those of us far removed from the torture cell and battlefield, it is all too easy to be misinformed about intelligence gathering and its efficacy and morality. But to maintain our national integrity, we must all gain clarity on this crucial moral and political issue. Torture is ineffective, illegal and immoral, and it makes us less safe. It must be stopped at all levels.     

Rabbi Yanklowitz is founder and president of Uri L'Tzedek, director of Jewish life and senior Jewish educator at UCLA Hillel.

U.S. Recruited More ex-Nazis Than Thought, New Report Claims


(JTA) -- The United States recruited ex-Nazis and collaborators and helped them avoid prosecution in larger numbers than previously known, according to newly declassified documents.

The documents were released Dec. 10 in a 110-page government report published by the National Archives, according to The New York Times.

Nazis Found ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says


(JTA) -- American intelligence officials created a "safe haven" for Nazis in the United States after World War II, a secret U.S. Justice Department report said.

The 600-page report that the Justice Department has tried to keep secret for four years was obtained by the New York Times, the newspaper reported Saturday.

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