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Tel Aviv: Israeli journalist charged with espionage

February 27, 2014 at 11:22 am

Hebrew press sources have revealed information about a case involving an Israeli journalist charged with committing “crimes of espionage and treason” against the Jewish state, noting that the Public Prosecutor is demanding a lengthy jail term.

According to the report by the Jewish news agency JTA, the journalist has been held under house arrest since last December following allegations of a national security crime. News of the case has been gagged. The agency said that the journalist named Anat Kam, 23, has been charged under Israel’s espionage and treason laws, and that prosecutors are seeking a 14-year sentence, noting that Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed the existence of Israel’s nuclear weapons capability, was sentenced to 18 years.