"A big-shot Hollywood producer who for decades was working as an Israeli spy and arms dealer has defended his actions and said it was 'exciting' being his country's 'James Bond.' Arnon Milchan, 68, who's famous for smash hit movies including 'Fight Club' and 'Pretty Woman,' spoke openly for the first time about his espionage work in an Israeli TV special that aired Monday night. The program reveals Milchan, at the special request of his friend Shimon Peres, who is now the country's president' set up and operated some 30 companies in 17 countries that helped Israel obtain parts and plans for its nuclear project in the 1980s. He brokered deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the show. 'I did it for my country and I'm proud of it,' Milchan said of his work for Israel's now-defunct spy unit Bureau of Scientific Relations" Daily Mail online
According to this story, Shimon Peres recruited this man to spy on the US nuclear program and to illegally export nuclear materials using a corporation created specifically to obtain such materials from the US Government for the purpose of illegally exporting them to Israel to use in their nuclear weapons program. These materials included "triggers" for nuclear devices as well as fissile material itself.
This story has quickly disappeared from the US media scene. There was nothing about it in the Washington Post today. If he had spied for the French do you think that would have happened?
This man has lived in the US for forty years and became a billionaire here. He says that his country is Israel and that he is proud of what he did. He should be prosecuted for espionage and illegal export of military materiel. He would make a great cellmate for Pollard. If memory serves they worked for the same Israeli technical espionage unit.
Milchan knows that his influence in the administration or any administration is or would be so great that he will never be prosecuted. That is why he boasts on Israeli television of various felonious crimes in the US. I am sure the FBI would love to get their hands on this guy but know they never will.
De Niro says he knew about this? The FBI should have a chat with him as well. pl