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Former Army Engineer Arrested for Spying for Israel

HeadlineApr 23, 2008

A New Jersey man has been arrested on four counts of conspiracy and espionage for allegedly providing Israel with US military secrets on nuclear weapons, fighter jets and missiles in the 1980s. Ben-ami Kadish is a former US Army engineer who worked at the Army’s Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey. He has reportedly acknowledged to the FBI that he acted to help Israel. Kadish is accused of reporting to the same Israeli government handler who was the main contact for Jonathan Pollard, an American citizen serving a life term for spying for Israel. Haaretz reporter Yossi Melman said the arrest will stain Israel’s reputation.

Yossi Melman: “The significance of this affair is that it is clear now that Pollard was not the only spy Israel operated in the United States on American soil, as Israel had claimed at the time. In terms of the quantity and the quality of this espionage affair, I would say it doesn’t match the magnitude of Pollard.”

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