"Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Arye Mekel, asked about the arrest, said: "We know nothing about it. We heard it from the media."
Kadish's lawyer, Bruce Goldstein, did not immediately return a call for comment.
Pollard, accused of passing on large quantities of classified materials, pleaded guilty in 1986. Israel granted him citizenship in 1996 and acknowledged in 1998 the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst was one of its spies. Israel has unsuccessfully sought Pollard's release.
Kadish is a Connecticut-born U.S. citizen who worked as a mechanical engineer at the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Centre at the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey.
His spying lasted roughly from 1979 to 1985, and his contact with the unidentified Israeli handler continued until March of this year, the federal complaint against him said. Based on circumstances of the case, DiGenova identified Kadish's contact as Yosef Yagur, who has been linked in court documents to the Pollard case. A Justice Department spokesman said he could not confirm that." Swissinfo
OK. There was more than one Israeli spy working in the US at the time of the Pollard case. Is this supposed to be a surprise? People who were knowledgable have known for decades that the FBI has been working on espionage cases involving Jewish Americans spying for Israel. It takes a long time to assemble court worthy cases for charges like that, especially against political resistance from administrations of both parties. What you have seen in the last few years is the maturation of some of these cases in the presence of some sort of leverage whichthe FBI has developed that allows them to get the Department of Justice to prosecute. There may well be more.
Americans (and others) should understand that all (grown up) countries spy on each other. Information is the coin of international relations. Spying is better than warring. One should not assume that any country is "innocent" of such things. If it is, the citizens of that country should be unhappy. Their government is not meeting its security obligations to them.
The Mossad or whichever Israeli agency was involved have long and tragic histories of using Jewish citizens of other countries to spy on their governments. That is a most irresponsible thing to do. The practise has led to the deaths or imprisonment of many Jews around the world.
What is their problem? They can't recruit Gentiles? pl