Click here for PDF Edition

2015-04-24 digital edition

TODAY in the Jewish World:

Click on logo for link:

Click on logo for link:

The Jewish Press of Tampa and the Jewish Press of Pinellas County are Independently- owned biweekly Jewish community newspapers published in cooperation with and supported by the Tampa JCC & Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, respectively. Copyright © 2009-2018 The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc., All Rights Reserved.


April 24, 2015  RSS feed
World News

Text: T T T

Spy for Iran convicted in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)– Iranian- Belgian national Ali Mansouri, 56, was convicted of espionage and aiding an enemy in wartime in an Israeli court on April 21. He was sentenced to seven years in prison as part of a plea bargain agreement. The court determined that the information Mansouri passed Tehran was of “limited value,” Reuters reported.

Mansouri was arrested on Sept. 11, 2013 at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv. He was carrying photographs of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and other sensitive sites in Israel.

A native of Iran, Mansouri acquired Belgian citizenship by marrying a Belgian woman in 2005, divorcing her a year later and changing his name.

Traveling in Israel as Belgian businessman Alex Mans, Mansouri is believed to have been spying on Israel for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. He reportedly told Israeli investigators that he was promised about $1 million for his services.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Click ads below for larger version