Espionage: The Spy Who Skipped

Air France's Flight 136 from Paris landed at Tel Aviv's Lydda International Airport and discharged a dozen passen gers. One of them, a balding man in dark glasses, made straight for the arrival hut, displayed a Canadian passport, No. 4-328384. Name: Beras Goble. Age: 72. Occupation: Engineer. Permanent Residence: Montreal. The police and customs passed him on quickly.

The passport was not his. It had be longed to a brother who had committed suicide five years before. The traveler was, in fact, Dr. Robert Soblen, 61, a psychiatrist, who last July was convicted in a New York federal court for spying...

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