Israeli ex-minister Gonen Segev detained on suspicion of spying for Iran

Former minister, Gonen Segev, 62, who moved to Nigeria 15 years ago after being caught in serious criminal wrongdoing, was detained last month by the Shin Bet security service on suspicion of committing grave treason, espionage and aid to an enemy in time of war. Segev, a former Israeli air force captain and graduate of its flying school, stands accused of serving Iranian intelligence, to which he passed sensitive secret data, and acting to recruit other Israelis as spies for Iran.
Segev was also a former medical doctor who lost his license.

The police and Shin Bet revealed on Monday, June 18, that he was arrested in May when he arrived in Israel  from Equatorial Guinea, which refused him entry because of his criminal record and extradited him to Israel.
Police questioning revealed that Segev’s first contact with the Iranian embassy officials took place in Nigeria in 2013. He then secretly traveled to Iran twice for his first interviews with his Iranian intelligence controllers. He continued to meet them in other parts of the world at apartments rented by the service and hotels. At some point, he was given an independent communications device for direct transmissions. His interrogators discovered that the confidential information he passed to his Iranian masters concerned Israel’s energy network, security sites, and the addresses of and office-holders in key political and security bodies. The alleged spy also maintained contacts with Israelis employed in various security and foreign relations capacities in order to pump them for information and attempts to bring them in touch with Iranian intelligence.

Gonen Segev, who served the now defunct Tzomet Party as Energy Minister from 1995-1996, is the highest-ranking Israeli figure ever to be accused of spying for Iran. A gag order has been imposed on the details of the case. Segev’s lawyers said Monday that the full version of the indictment filed against him presents a different picture than that gained from its partial release by the Shin Bet and police. They said in his defense that he saw his meeting with Iranian officials as way to help his country.




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18 thoughts on “Israeli ex-minister Gonen Segev detained on suspicion of spying for Iran

  • Jun 18, 2018 @ 20:49 at 20:49

    Death penalty for this traitor.

    • Jun 22, 2018 @ 0:53 at 0:53

      maybe 10 years in prison

  • Jun 18, 2018 @ 21:54 at 21:54

    He is the lowest of earth’s scum. A disgrace to human sensibilities. How can a Jew of his standing stoop so low to serve Iran’s intents. His education and schooling not withstanding, he is a common criminal.

    • Jun 19, 2018 @ 17:34 at 17:34

      common criminals only endanger the lives of a few people. selling the iranians information about “energy and infrastructure” could endanger many thousands.

  • Jun 18, 2018 @ 23:27 at 23:27

    torture him
    then shoot him dead

  • Jun 19, 2018 @ 1:34 at 1:34

    it will be fitting for him to have the same punishment that would befallen him if the reverse was the case.
    Hanging off a Construction crane in the middle of tel aviv with a sign saying ‘this is what happens when you fLuck your own people’!!!!
    Instead he will be visited in prison by the LGBTQ++_]{}<€ delegations and betzelllUm
    And EU people for hero worship

    • Jun 19, 2018 @ 17:41 at 17:41

      what does “LGBTQ” have to do with anything?

      • Jun 20, 2018 @ 0:19 at 0:19

        Have you heard of ‘Queers for Palestine’? Use internet
        Next there will be ‘Queers for Death to Israel’ or Queers for Ayettulah’

  • Jun 19, 2018 @ 3:32 at 3:32


  • Jun 19, 2018 @ 4:04 at 4:04

    Hang this guy as high as Haman!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jun 19, 2018 @ 10:33 at 10:33

    “… he saw his meeting with Iranian officials as way to help his country.”


    • Jun 19, 2018 @ 13:40 at 13:40

      Normal jew

      • Jun 19, 2018 @ 17:42 at 17:42

        you’re an abnormal joo-baiting antisemite.

  • Jun 19, 2018 @ 13:48 at 13:48

    Maybe this man had use for the Savak but not for the current Iranian Intelligence services. This man was a crash and burn and good hardly be of good use to the Iranians.

    • Jun 19, 2018 @ 17:39 at 17:39

      the savak, as an institution of the shah’s regime, hasn’t existed since 1978. but the secret police continue to operate just as before in the service of the mullahcracy. so your comment does not make any sense.

  • Jun 19, 2018 @ 21:29 at 21:29

    Is he a real jew?Or was it a lie just to live in Israel?

  • Jun 20, 2018 @ 15:03 at 15:03

    He is being blamed as a scapegoat for his courage to reveal the web of lies and deceit of the Israeli Government

  • Jun 22, 2018 @ 14:42 at 14:42

    Deprive him of the rest of his life, decided by a martial court of law

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