The Jewish War Veterans of the USA reportedly has suspended suspected spy Ben-Ami Kadish.
The move was ordered by the group’s national commander, Lawrence Schulman on Thursday, the New Jersey Jewish News reported. Kadish was arrested this week for allegedly passing U.S. military secrets to Israel from 1979 to 1985, while he was an employee at the Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, N.J.
Kadish, 84 and a veteran of World War II who fought with both the Americans and the British and later in Israel’s Haganah, is a former commander of the Jewish War Veteran’s Post 609 in Monroe, N.J., where he lives.
The Jewish War Veterans is moving to remove him from the organization.
“There is no place in our organization for those who would seek to defend the interests of any country above those of the Unites States,” said Schulman in a statement released by the Jewish War Veterans national office in Washington. “The alleged actions of Mr. Kadish must be condemned in the harshest of terms.”