A veteran pro-Palestinian activist in Norway reportedly has come out as a former Israeli spy. In what appears to be part of a publicity campaign for a new book on Middle East politics, Norwegian media alleged that Karin Linstad served as a Mossad agent while working for Palestinians in Lebanon before Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon. A founding members of the Norwegian Palestine Committee, Linstad countered the reports by giving an interview in which she hinted that she had been a double agent. “My starting point and my loyalty has always been with the Palestinian side,” she told The Associated Press. Israeli officials had no comment.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.