Wednesday, April 18, 2007

'Persian Israelis will never be spies'

Iran's drive to recruit Persian Israelis as spies using incentives and threats has not worked, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The announcement Tuesday that Iranian intelligence has been trying to recruit Israeli spies came as no surprise to Israel's Iranian immigrants, many of whom say the efforts have been going on for some time.

"The Iranians have always been searching, and they always try to target olim [new immigrants] as spies," said Nouriel Shaccid, who works with a rabbinical organization to assist new Iranian immigrants in Israel. "I can say that until now they have not succeeded."

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