Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

After Scientist's Murder, an International Accusation

Syria points the finger at Israel's Mossad in wake of Aziz Asbar's assassination

(Newser) - A preeminent rocket scientist is dead, and Syria says Israel is to blame. The Washington Post describes Aziz Asbar as a research director at Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, and intelligence officials have drawn a line between that center and Syria's chemical weapons program, though Asbar's... More »

Her Spy Husband Was Executed by Syria. 50 Years Later, a Gift

Eli Cohen's wristwatch has been recovered by Israel's Mossad intelligence agency

(Newser) - A "special Mossad operation" has turned up what Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls "a memento from a great fighter": the wristwatch worn by spy Eli Cohen, hanged in Damascus in 1965 after years of infiltrating Syria's upper political, military, and business echelons and spilling secrets to Israel,... More »

Weinstein Reportedly Hired Black Cube to Collect Dirt

He hired private security to target actresses, journalists

(Newser) - In what turned out to be a futile attempt to avoid his downfall, Harvey Weinstein hired an "army of spies" to target women accusing him of sexual assault or harassment and the journalists trying to report on their claims, Ronan Farrow writes in his second explosive Weinstein story in... More »

How Israel Plotted to Nab 'Angel of Death'

Mossad never captured Nazi doctor Josef Mengele

(Newser) - A trove of documents set to be released this week reveals the schemes Israel used to try to capture Holocaust "Angel of Death" Josef Mengele. Mossad agents crafted elaborate plots, including wiretapping, break-ins, and a honey trap, Yediot Aharonoth reports, via the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel... More »

ISIS Has Child Execute a 'Spy'

'Lion cub' appears to fatally shoot Israeli Arab

(Newser) - More horror from ISIS' media wing: A boy who appears to be no older than 12 shoots dead an alleged Israeli spy in the latest video released by the militants. The video shows an older, French-speaking militant threatening Jews before the boy shoots a man identified as Muhammad Said Ismail... More »

CIA Car Bomb Killed Hezbollah Figure

Washington Post: US agents teamed with Mossad in 2008 assassination

(Newser) - When a Hezbollah commander implicated in scores of terrorist attacks around the world was assassinated in Syria in 2008, all kinds of theories swirled about who might have been behind it. Today, the Washington Post reveals that it was actually a team effort by the CIA and Mossad, its Israeli... More »

McCain Tweet-Brags That Syria Whined About Him

Gleefully boasts about Assad regime's annoyance with him

(Newser) - John McCain has put together quite the résumé for himself lately, and it includes the wrath of Vladimir Putin, ISIS, Fidel Castro, and now the regime of Bashar al-Assad. McCain added those latest bragging rights after Bashar Ja'afari, the Syrian ambassador to the UN, yesterday asked the Security... More »

To Censor Article, Egypt Seizes Every Newspaper

Interview with former spy was apparently too dicey

(Newser) - Egypt swears that censorship is a thing of the past, but the government showed this week that it can still practice an old-school version when it wants. Authorities seized every copy of the newspaper Al Masry Al Youm, apparently because they felt an interview with a former spy revealed too... More »

Iran: We Hanged CIA, Mossad Spies

Tehran says it executed 2 men this morning

(Newser) - Iran is claiming that it has today hanged a pair of spies it convicted of slipping information to the CIA and Israel's Mossad, according to a state radio report. The report is sketchy on when the men were arrested or convicted, but says the dead are Mohammad Heidari, who... More »

Iran Hangs Man for Killing Nuclear Scientist

Majid Jamali Fashi convicted in Masoud Ali Mohammadi's death

(Newser) - Iran has hanged a man who was sentenced to death for the 2010 killing of a nuclear physicist, state TV reported today. Majid Jamali Fashi, who had been accused of being an agent of the Israeli spy agency, the Mossad, was hanged in Tehran this morning. Tehran University physics professor... More »

Ex-Mossad Chief Calls Attacking Iran 'Stupid'

Iranian regime is 'rational,' just not 'our rational,' says ex-Israeli intel head

(Newser) - Attacking Iran would be a big mistake, because the regime is rational enough to deal with, according to former Mossad chief Meir Dagan. In an excerpt of an interview with 60 Minutes to air on Sunday and posted online today, the ex-Israeli intelligence head stands by an earlier quote that... More »

Israel, Iran Terrorists Are Killing Scientists: Officials

Mossad funding, training People’s Mujahedin of Iran, sources confirm

(Newser) - As Iran has long claimed, Israel is indeed behind the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, providing financing, training, and weapons to the Iranian terrorist group that carries out the attacks, US officials confirm to NBC News . Five Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed since 2007, reportedly by the People’s... More »

Car Bomb Kills Iranian Nuke Expert

Israel suspected in hit on Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan

(Newser) - Yet another Iranian nuclear scientist has been murdered, this time after two assassins on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the 32-year-old chemistry expert's car. The death of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan comes almost exactly two years to the day since another nuclear professor was killed. Roshan, a... More »

Mystery Blasts: Part of Covert Iran War?

CIA, Mossad may be orchestrating attacks

(Newser) - Explosions have crippled Iranian gas pipelines and military facilities . Car bombs and gunshots have killed Iranian nuclear physicists . A computer virus stopped centrifuges from enriching uranium. All part of a Western/Israeli shadow war against Iran? Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barack denies it , but some analysts say the CIA, Mossad, European... More »

US Scientist Confesses to Attempted Espionage

Steven Nozette to serve 13 years for trying to sell secrets to Israel

(Newser) - Nearly two years after getting busted for trying to sell US technology secrets to Israel , a top American scientist has confessed to attempted espionage, reports the BBC . Stewart Nozette, who had high security clearances for years with NASA, the National Space Council, and the Department of Energy, will likely serve... More »

Iran Claims Slain Man Student, Not Nuke Scientist

Daryoush Rezaei just a graduate student, other reports claim

(Newser) - This much we know: An Iranian man was shot and killed outside his home in Tehran yesterday, reports the BBC, in an attack that also injured his wife. State media initially reported that Darioush Rezaei, a physics professor linked to the country's nuclear program, was murdered, and blamed Israel'... More »

Israel Spy Chief: Iran Won't Have Nuke Til 2015

Retired leader says Tehran is at least 4 years from weapon

(Newser) - Israel shouldn't rush to attack Iran because Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is still four years away from developing a nuclear weapon, says the newly retired spy chief of Mossad. He claims that certain "measures" have pushed back Tehran's timetable a few years, reports AP . He didn't say what those measures were... More »

Saudi Arabia Arrests Vulture ... as Israeli Spy

Because it was tagged by Israeli scientists

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia has captured a dangerous Mossad spy—and it has feathers. The cunning agent in question is a griffon vulture that alighted in Saudi territory with a transmitter strapped around its leg reading, “Tel Aviv University.” Its cover story: researchers at the school tagged it to study... More »

Israeli Rabbi Blesses Spies' 'Honeytrap' Sex

Sleeping with the enemy has Biblical precedent

(Newser) - It's kosher for women working for Israel's spy agency to trade sex for national security, according to an Israeli rabbi. Rabbi Ari Shvat's study concluded that so-called "honeytrap" sting missions, which have repeatedly been used by Mossad, don't violate Jewish law, ABC reports. The rabbi noted that similar missions... More »

Nazi-Hunter Wiesenthal Worked for Israel

Biography counters belief that Israel didn't actively go after Nazis

(Newser) - Simon Wiesenthal wasn't the one-man Nazi-hunting organization he was seen as, but a longtime agent of the Israeli secret service—who, contrary to what has long been believed, played an active role in locating Nazis, according to a new biography. Author Tom Segev, whose Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>