An American citizen identified as Ben-Ami Kadish has been arrested in the US on charges of spying for Israel in the 1980s. Another American spy, Jonathan Jay Pollard, is currently serving a life term in prison for a similar offence. (Story: C.Moore)
Ben-Ami Kadish, a Connecticut-born
Court papers say Kadish's spying lasted roughly from 1979 to 1985, and his contact with the unidentified Israeli handler continued until March of this year.
Kadish was arrested in
There was no immediate comment from the Israeli government but a senior Israeli defense official said "I find it hard to believe that, after the Pollard affair, we would recruit an American spy."
Pollard pleaded guilty in 1986.
A Justice Department official said Kadish did not appear to receive any money in exchange for his suspected spying.
Date created : 2008-04-22