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Israel Radio Names Three Israeli Diplomats Being Recalled from the U.S.

Israel Radio today named three Israeli diplomats in the U.S. who it said were being recalled for involvement with Jonathan Pollard, the U.S. Navy counterintel ligence analyst arrested by the FBI last week for allegedly spying for Israel. There was no official confirmation of the Israel Radio report in Jerusalem or Washington.

The men named are Menachem Tasse, Scientific Attache at the Israel Embassy in Washington, Ilan Raviv, Deputy Scientific Attache, and Yossi Agur, Scientific Attache at the Israel Consulate General in New York. Agur was described as an aeronautical engineer. Tasse took up his post only a few months ago, replacing Na’aman Belkind who returned to Israel.

Israel Radio did not give the source of its information. It reported that a journalist was implicated as a go-between in Pollard’s contacts with Israeli officials but did not identify the journalist.