Army Engineer Accused of Spying for Israel

American gave away information on nuclear weapons, fighter jets
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 2:36 PM CDT
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(Newser) – An 84-year old American engineer was arrested today on charges of providing information on US military technology to Israel, Reuters reports. Ben-Ami Kadish, 83, has already admitted in FBI interviews to giving an unnamed Israeli source around 100 documents on nuclear weapons, the F-15 jet and the Patriot missile defense system in 1979-85. He will be arraigned this afternoon in Manhattan.

Kadish had access to the documents when he was employed at a New Jersey Army research center. Authorities believe Kadish reported to the same Israeli source as Jonathan Jay Pollard, who pleaded guilty to similar spying charges in 1986. An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman denied knowledge of Kadish’s activities: “We heard it from the media," he said.