Israel One Step Ahead, Two Backward

One Step Ahead, Two Backward More spy-scandal tensions

Almost a month after Jonathan Jay Pollard was convicted as an Israeli spy, the fallout from the case continued to beset the Israelis. Last week Aviam Sella, the Israeli air force colonel who has admitted enlisting Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst, abruptly quit his command at Israel's giant Tel Nof air base. A hero of the 1981 Israeli raid on an Iraqi nuclear reactor, Sella became a subject of U.S. outrage when he was promoted last month to command Israel's second largest air base days before he was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury for his role in...

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