Attempted Spy Arrested In Israel


An ultra-Orthodox man, a member of the Neturei Karta sect in Jerusalem, was arrested in July on charges of attempting to spy on Israel for Iran. He apparently contacted the Iranian embassy in Berlin three years ago, offering to spy for them and stating he would, “kill a Zionist.”

The Iranians supplied him with an email address, through which they would maintain contact. He checked the account a few times and contacted the embassy again by phone a few times. The name of his contact person was ‘Haji Baba.’

The inductment states that he has admitted the charges. The indictment further delineates that the man explained to the Iranians that he wished to have a ‘gentile’ rule in Israel, and wished to work to actualize such a government.


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