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Tim Boxer At Friends Of IDF

03/18/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

As radio talk show host and Fox News contributor Monica Crowley exhorted us to put away all cellphones and other recording and photographic devices, we braced with anticipation for a rare glimpse of Israel’s covert monitoring of terrorist activity.

Israel’s two intelligence services, Mossad (external) and Shin Bet (internal),  are universally known and respected. What’s little known is the third component of the Israeli intelligence community, known as Aman (Directorate of Military Intelligence).

Nelly Barak with son-in-law Nir Shrem at FIDF event. Photo by Tim Boxer

Iran Hangs ‘Mossad Agent’ Accused Of Killing Scientist

05/15/2012

Iran has hanged a man it said was a Mossad agent who killed an Iranian nuclear scientist in 2010, its state media reported on Tuesday.

Majid Jamali Fashi, 24, was hanged at Tehran's Evin Prison after being sentenced to death in August last year for the murder of Massoud Ali-Mohammadi, the state news agency quoted the central prosecutor’s office as saying. It said he had confessed to the crime.

Atlanta Jewish Times Editor Quits Over Obama Assassination Column; Will Sell Paper

01/20/2012

The owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times has resigned and is seeking a buyer in the wake of a column he wrote speculating that Israel would consider assassinating President Obama.

Andrew Adler, in an email obtained by JTA, announced Monday that he is "relinquishing all day-to-day activities effective immediately" following the publishing of his opinion piece saying that Obama's assassination was among Israel's options in heading off a nuclear Iran.

Time Magazine Says Mossad Killed Iranian Scientist

01/15/2012

Israel's Mossad assassinated an Iranian scientist in a bomb attack, Time Magazine reported, citing unnamed Western intelligence sources.

The report Saturday came as Iranian state television reported that the Islamic Republic had evidence that the United States was behind the Jan. 11 attack, that it said was "planned, guided and supported" by the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Time report also intimated that Israel was behind the deaths of three other Iranian nuclear scientists in the last two years.

Ex-Mossad Chief: US-Israel Cooperation 'Never Better'

Military, intelligence and security cooperation between Israel and the United States has never been as strong as it is today, Ephriam Halevy, the former Mossad director, told a meeting of Israel Policy Forum in New York on Monday.

Queens Native Caught In Egypt Crosswinds

Parents deny Emory law student is Mossad spy.

06/14/2011
Israel Correspondent

Tel Aviv — Egypt’s arrest of Queens native Ilan Grapel on spy allegations spurred denials from Israeli officials, family and friends, as well as speculation (in Egypt as well) that officials seized on Facebook photos of the Emory University law student from his days as an Israel Defense Forces paratrooper to pander to popular fears that the Mossad is ever-present.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called Egyptian behavior “strange” and urged the Egyptian government to fix its “mistake” and put a rest to the incident.

Arabic-speaking Ilan Grapel went to Egypt to help settle African refugees. But was the IDF veteran naïve to make the trip?

Alleged Israeli Spy Arrested in Egypt is U.S. Citizen

06/13/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- 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 allegedly "spying on Egypt with the aim of damaging its economic and political interests," Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.

Alleged Israeli Spy Arrested in Egypt is U.S. Citizen

06/13/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- 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 allegedly "spying on Egypt with the aim of damaging its economic and political interests," Egypt's official MENA news agency reported.

Wikileaks: New Zealand Severed Ties With Israel Over Arab Trade

12/23/2010

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) – New Zealand’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Israel following a botched Mossad operation was an attempt to increase trade with the Arab world, according to leaked diplomatic cables.

In July 2004, two Mossad agents were caught trying to obtain a New Zealand passport fraudulently, triggering the worst diplomatic meltdown between the two countries. They were jailed and later repatriated to Israel. In 2005 Israel apologized for “the incident with the Mossad” and normal diplomatic relations were restored.

Iran Accuses Israel of Attacks on Scientists

11/29/2010

(JTA) -- Iran has accused Israel of attacks on two of the country's nuclear scientists.

One Iranian senior nuclear scientist was killed and another injured Monday in two separate attacks in Tehran. The government of Iran immediately blamed the CIA and the Mossad for the bombing attacks, which reportedly were carried out by men on motorcycles.

Iranian state television blamed "Zionist agents," according to reports.

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