ISRAEL: The Sabra Spies

There had never been a case quite like it, and Israelis were understandably aghast. In a continuing police dragnet, 46 persons were arrested and interrogated; they faced charges of either spying for Syria's Deuxieme Bureau (G2) or knowing about the spy ring and not reporting it. The majority were Arabs, but four of those arrested were Jews. Most shocking of all, the leader of the ring and another prominent member were not only Jews but Sabras—native-born Israelis.

Except for a penchant for far-left politics, the ring's organizer, Ehud Adiv, 26, seemed almost...

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