An 84-year-old former U.S. Army mechanical engineer was arrested Tuesday on charges he slipped classified documents about nuclear weapons to an employee of the Israeli Consulate who also received information from convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard, authorities announced.
Ben-ami Kadish was charged in U.S. District Court in Manhattan with four counts of conspiracy, including allegations that he disclosed U.S. national defense documents to Israel and acted as an agent of the Israeli government.
Prosecutors say Kadish, a U.S. citizen who worked at an Army base in New Jersey, took home classified documents for six years and let the Israeli photograph them in his basement. Those documents included information about nuclear weapons, a modified version of an F-15 fighter jet, and the U.S. Patriot missile air defense system. Kadish’s apparent motivation was to help Israel, prosecutors said.
British Jewish activists, decrying the far-right British National Party as anti-Semitic and racist, are urging former Londoners living in Israel to vote in the upcoming mayoral and council elections in an attempt to foil the BNP’s bid to secure seats.
A joint campaign against the BNP’s bid for electoral success is being mounted by the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the umbrella group representing U.K. Jewry, Searchlight anti-racism and fascism organization and the UJS.
German police have carried out a series of raids targeting homes and cultural associations believed to be used to spread extremist material.
The raids, which took place in several areas, including Bonn and Berlin, were linked to nine suspected Islamists.
The nine men, aged between 25 and 47, are believed to have tried to recruit militants to fight abroad.
A total of 130 police took part in the swoop, confiscating material from 16 premises, including a publishing house.