Polish court to decide on Brodsky

Alleged spy may be extradited to Germany this week.

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July 5, 2010 05:01
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BERLIN – Polish authorities may deport alleged Israeli spy Uri Brodsky to Germany this week.

A hearing was slated for Monday in Warsaw to determine whether Brodsky will be extradited for unlawful intelligence activity in the Federal Republic and providing false information to a passport agency in Cologne.

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On June 4, Polish police arrested a man carrying a false passport with the name Uri Brodsky, who was wanted by German authorities.

The federal prosecutor in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, alleges that Brodsky illegally obtained a German passport, which allowed a hit man using the name Michael Bodenheimer to travel to Dubai to kill Hamas commander and Iranian arms smuggler Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January.


The Brodsky affair has caused friction with two of Israel’s most important European partners. According to media reports in Germany, Israel has turned the diplomatic screws on Poland and Germany to prevent an extradition of Brodsky to Germany.

A Polish diplomat told the Warsaw-based Rzeczpospolita daily in June: “If we extradite him, we will anger the Israelis. If we release him, we will anger the Germans.

When we discovered this man... we should have pretended that we had not seen him. But now it is too late.”

The federal prosecutor told The Jerusalem Post in June that the matter is based on the forgery of a German passport and illicit secret service activity in the Federal Republic. He insisted that the pursuit of the alleged secret service agent is purely a legal matter, and would not identify the agent as Israeli.

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