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Latest update : 2008-04-23

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)

U.S. authorities arrested an American engineer on Tuesday on suspicion of giving secrets on nuclear weapons, fighter jets and air defense missiles to Israel during the 1980s, the Justice Department said.

 

Ben-Ami Kadish, a Connecticut-born U.S. citizen who worked at an Army engineering center in New Jersey, was suspected of reporting to the same Israeli government handler as Jonathan Jay Pollard, who is serving a life term on a charge of spying for Israel.

 

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 New Jersey and was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday afternoon at U.S. District Court in Manhattan, authorities said.

 

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

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