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January 28, 2014 3:46 pm

Member of Anti-Zionist Sect Convicted for Attempting to Spy for Iran

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Anti-Zionist Neturei Karta members protest in Washington D.C. Photo: Ruvi Leider.

JNS.orgA man affiliated with the Orthodox anti-Zionist sect Neturei Karta has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for charges that he was attempting to spy for Iran.

Itzhak Bergel, 47, was convicted Tuesday in a Jerusalem District Court. According to the indictment, Bergel traveled to Germany from Israel in January 2011 and reportedly visited the Iranian Embassy there to offer his services as a spy, Ynet reported.

At the meeting, Bergel reportedly said he was in favor of overthrowing the Israeli government and willing to murder Israelis. He was then given a note to contact an Iranian email address.

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