TEL AVIV (Dec. 20)
Alexander Yulin, former Israel Army captain who has been convicted of acting as a spy for Egypt, was sentenced today to five year’s imprisonment.
Yulin had come to Israel from Russia shortly after the War of Liberation had broken out in 1948, enlisted in the army, rose to a captaincy, and fought against the Egyptians in the Negev area. In 1955, he left Israel, after being released from the army, and went to Switzerland, carrying credentials as a correspondent for a local newspaper.
According to the charges, he had been arrested in Switzerland for black market operations in foreign currency, later acted as a spy-for the Russians in Vienna, tried to become a spy for the American intelligence services in Germany but was turned down, and finally contacted the Egyptians in Paris.
From Paris, the court held, Yulin had gone to Athens, then to Cairo where he furnished information about the Israel army to the Egyptians, and also advised the latter on propaganda methods aimed at Israel. Finally, by way of Greece, he returned to Israel where he offered his services to the Israeli secret police. He was then arrested as a spy. Yulin denied all the accusations.