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How Iranian agent tricked IDF soldier into providing intelligence

An Iranian agent posed as a woman and received photos of Iron Dome batteries from a soldier who served as a truck driver. The soldier was sent to prison for 10 days.

How Iranian agent tricked IDF soldier into providing intelligence

Otzma Yehudit MK:

'Supreme Court should publish the name of the spy'

MK Almog Cohen claims to have found the name of an IDF soldier caught releasing highly sensitive information at the beginning of the war, but the Supreme Court still refuses to allow the spy's name to be made public.

'Supreme Court should publish the name of the spy'

Attack on military facility:

Iran executes alleged 'Mossad agent'

Iran’s judiciary says it executed a “terrorist” over a 2023 drone attack that targeted a defense ministry site in Isfahan.

Iran executes alleged 'Mossad agent'

Hamas arrests alleged 'collaborators' with Israel

Hamas claims it arrested group of Palestinian Arabs who sought to collect intelligence in Gaza after October 7 massacre.

Hamas arrests alleged 'collaborators' with Israel

Iran executes 'Israeli Mossad spy'

Iran says it executed alleged “Israeli spy” who was involved in releasing classified information.

Iran executes 'Israeli Mossad spy'

Unveiling the stealthy intrusion: Iran's espionage in US policy

This includes academic and scientific centers, commercial institutions, Islamic organizations, think tanks, and gov't media outlets. Op-ed.

Unveiling the stealthy intrusion: Iran's espionage in US policy

Lebanon:

Arrest warrants for two Russians suspected of spying for Israel

Two Russian citizens suspected of spying for Israel referred to investigative military judge in Lebanon.

Arrest warrants for two Russians suspected of spying for Israel

Lebanon claims:

'We busted a network of Israeli spies'

Lebanese security services say they caught two Israeli spies at the Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport.

'We busted a network of Israeli spies'

Shin Bet thwarts Iranian espionage attempt in Israel

Jewish resident of Iran is detained for questioning, admits to receiving assignments from Iranian security sources.

Shin Bet thwarts Iranian espionage attempt in Israel

Gaza:

Seven sentenced to death for 'collaboration' with Israel

Hamas, which runs Gaza, regularly claims to have captured “Israeli spies”, and many times it tries them and sentences them to death.

Seven sentenced to death for 'collaboration' with Israel

Russia extends detention of Jewish US journalist by three months

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has been in custody since March after being accused of espionage.

Russia extends detention of Jewish US journalist by three months

Turkish report:

11 arrested after Mossad spy ring uncovered

Investigation uncovers spy ring which followed 23 people, company with business connections to Iran.

11 arrested after Mossad spy ring uncovered

Iran executes Swedish-Iranian man over 'terrorism'

Swedish-Iranian dissident Habib Chaab accused of staging attacks under protection of Israeli Mossad and Swedish spy agency.

Iran executes Swedish-Iranian man over 'terrorism'

Blinken ‘gravely concerned’ about reporter detained in Russia

Jewish reporter from Wall Street Journal's Moscow bureau detained by Russia on espionage charges that carry up to 20 years in prison.

Blinken ‘gravely concerned’ about reporter detained in Russia

Hamas convicts six 'collaborators' with Israel

Military court in Gaza Strip convicts six people of "collaboration" with Israel, sentencing two of them to death.

Hamas convicts six 'collaborators' with Israel

After death sentence in Iran:

Germany expels two Iranian diplomats

Germany expels two Iranian diplomats after authorities in Iran announce death sentence for Iranian-German over “terrorist activities”.

Germany expels two Iranian diplomats

Iran sentences Austrian man to prison for spying

Austria summons Iranian ambassador after its citizen is sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail for alleged espionage.

Iran sentences Austrian man to prison for spying

Azerbaijan:

Seven arrested in connection with Iranian 'espionage network'

The arrests follow a shooting attack in which the head of security at the Azeri embassy in Tehran was killed and two guards were wounded.

Seven arrested in connection with Iranian 'espionage network'

Iran executes former Deputy Defense Minister

Alireza Akbari, a British-Iranian national, was sentenced to death on charges of spying for Britain.

Iran executes former Deputy Defense Minister

Iran claims:

'We detained 13 members of Mossad-linked network'

Iran once again claims to have captured a network of spies working for Israel's Mossad.

'We detained 13 members of Mossad-linked network'

Iran claims:

'We arrested members of four teams linked to the Mossad'

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry claims it identified and arrested members of four teams of operatives linked to the Israeli Mossad.

'We arrested members of four teams linked to the Mossad'

China alleged to have opened spy office in Israel

Chinese students in Israeli universities say they have been approached by government aides with requests to spy on their peers.

China alleged to have opened spy office in Israel

German Jewish leader possibly targeted in Iranian spy operation

Head of Germany’s main Jewish organization may have been targeted by Iranian spy, German security investigators have reveals.

German Jewish leader possibly targeted in Iranian spy operation

Iran sentences four to death for 'cooperating with Israel'

The four are suspected of kidnapping Iranian officials.

Iran sentences four to death for 'cooperating with Israel'

IRGC claims:

'We arrested a number of spy agents linked to the US'

Iranian military chief says a number of people have been arrested for contact with US intelligence services during the recent riots.

'We arrested a number of spy agents linked to the US'

Spy ring uncovered:

3 Israeli Arabs indicted of passing security info to Hamas

Defendants charged with aiding the enemy with the intention of harming state security.

3 Israeli Arabs indicted of passing security info to Hamas

Iran arrests alleged spy for Israel

A person “spying for the Zionist regime” arrested in city of Kerman.

Iran arrests alleged spy for Israel

UN condemns Hamas over execution of 'spies for Israel'

United Nations condemns Gaza’s Hamas rulers after five Palestinian Arabs were executed, two of them for helping Israel.

UN condemns Hamas over execution of 'spies for Israel'

Hamas executes Palestinian Arabs for helping Israel

Hamas executes five people, two of them for "collaborating with the occupation".

Hamas executes Palestinian Arabs for helping Israel

Iran arrests 12 Bahai members on espionage charges

Iranian security forces arrest 12 followers of banned Bahai faith, accuses them of being "Zionist spies".

Iran arrests 12 Bahai members on espionage charges

Search warrant reveals:

Trump under investigation for violation of Espionage Act

Judge unseals search warrant for Donald Trump’s Florida home, revealing FBI investigating former President for violating Espionage Act.

Trump under investigation for violation of Espionage Act

Did this American couple get away with spying for Russia?

A Hawaiian couple is suspected of spying on behalf of Russia for the past 40 years using the identity of deceased infants & invisible ink.

Did this American couple get away with spying for Russia?

Again: Iran claims to have arrested network of spies for Israel

Iran claims authorities arrested five people suspected of spying for Israel.

Again: Iran claims to have arrested network of spies for Israel

Iran: We caught network of spies working for Israel

Iranian authorities confiscated weapons, explosives, and advanced equipment, report says.

Iran: We caught network of spies working for Israel

Bedouin Arab enlists in IDF - to spy for terror group

Bedouin Arab enlists in IDF to spy for terror group, gather inside information - and is arrested a few days later.

Bedouin Arab enlists in IDF - to spy for terror group

Report:

IRGC eliminated commander suspected of espionage

Website affiliated with Iranian opposition says IRGC staged the suicide of one of its own commanders who was suspected of espionage.

IRGC eliminated commander suspected of espionage

New bill seeks to fill dangerous holes in Penal Code

A new bill aims to redefine 'foreign agent,' allowing Israel to punish anyone providing intelligence to bodies hostile to Israel.

New bill seeks to fill dangerous holes in Penal Code

Suspicious object found in Chinese embassy gift

Some believe the object is a listening device for spying on Israeli officials.

Suspicious object found in Chinese embassy gift

Lebanon says it busted Israeli spy networks

Lebanon's security forces claim they busted at least 17 suspected Israeli spy networks in large crackdown.

Lebanon says it busted Israeli spy networks

Accused 'collaborator with Israel' escapes from Gaza prison

Hamas says former commander accused of spying for Israel escaped from maximum-security prison in the Gaza Strip.

Accused 'collaborator with Israel' escapes from Gaza prison

Indictment filed against Arab who acted on behalf of Hezbollah

Police request extension of arrest for Jerusalem Arab who reached out to Hezbollah nine years ago, photographed Israeli satellite dishes.

Indictment filed against Arab who acted on behalf of Hezbollah

Spy cell collected information and photographed soldiers

Israeli and Gazan with entry permit are arrested for espionage.

Spy cell collected information and photographed soldiers

Arab passed Iron Dome photos to Hezbollah, sentenced to jail

Court sentences Arab woman from Tayibe to 2.5 years in prison for sending photographs of Israel to a Hezbollah agent on Facebook.

Arab passed Iron Dome photos to Hezbollah, sentenced to jail

Here's what the spy in the Defense Minister's home asked for

Omri Goren, cleaner who was charged with espionage, requested just $7,000 in exchange for information.

Here's what the spy in the Defense Minister's home asked for

Video is proof of absurdity of claim that Natali Oknin is a spy

Attorney unearths video of Natali Oknin in Egged ad, strengthening the line of defense of couple suspected of espionage in Turkey.

Video is proof of absurdity of claim that Natali Oknin is a spy

Hamas sentences two men to death for collaboration with Israel

Hamas regularly claims to have captured “Israeli spies”, and many times it tries them and sentences them to death.

Hamas sentences two men to death for collaboration with Israel

Iran arrests 10 on suspicion of spying for 'regional countries'

Iran says it arrested 10 people who it says are linked to “foreign intelligence services”.

Iran arrests 10 on suspicion of spying for 'regional countries'

Iran claims it arrested 'Israeli agents'

Iran claims its security forces arrested a network of agents working for Israel and seized a cache of weapons planned for use during unrest.

Iran claims it arrested 'Israeli agents'

Facebook disrupts Iran-based espionage operation

Social media network says the Iran-based espionage operation targeted defense and aerospace workers in Europe and the United States.

Facebook disrupts Iran-based espionage operation

The price of always holding Jews to a higher standard

On June 19, 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg became the only Americans ever sentenced to death in peace time for espionage. Op-ed.

The price of always holding Jews to a higher standard

Iran convicts two men of spying for Israel, Germany, UK

Two men sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly spying on Iran for Israel, Germany, and UK.

Iran convicts two men of spying for Israel, Germany, UK

Complete US decoupling from China

The pandemic revealed dangerous US dependence on China, including for medical supplies, and must spur a return to Made in USA. Op-ed.

Complete US decoupling from China

Indictment: 25 year old Israeli spied for Hezbollah

Young woman is charged with spying, taking military photographs, for Hezbollah terror group.

Indictment: 25 year old Israeli spied for Hezbollah

Iran sentences 8 activists to prison for spying for US

Iran sentences eight environmental activists to prison sentences ranging from four to 10 years on charges of spying for the United States.

Iran sentences 8 activists to prison for spying for US

'Intel coup of the century':

CIA decrypted 100 states' info over half-century; Israel knew

Company made millions of dollars from cryptographic equipment sales to more than 120 countries in second half of 20th century.

CIA decrypted 100 states' info over half-century; Israel knew

Iran releases detained Russian journalist

Iranian authorities release Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik, which some reports said was arrested for spying for Israel.

Iran releases detained Russian journalist

Russian journalist held in Iran for visa issues, not spying

Contrary to previous report, Iran’s government spokesman says Russian journalist was not detained for spying for Israel.

Russian journalist held in Iran for visa issues, not spying

Iran arrests Russian journalist for spying for Israel

Iran says it will release Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik, who was arrested in Tehran on espionage charges earlier this week.

Iran arrests Russian journalist for spying for Israel

Iran jails 2, including UK citizen, for spying for Israel

Iranian court upholds sentences for two alleged spies Iran claims worked on Israel's behalf, giving both 10 years in prison.

Iran jails 2, including UK citizen, for spying for Israel

Iran executes alleged US spy

Former Iranian Department of Defense contractor executed for spying for the US government.

Iran executes alleged US spy