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BERLIN – Polish authorities may deport alleged Israeli spy Uri Brodsky to
Germany this week.
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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
On June 4, Polish police arrested a man carrying a false
passport with the name Uri Brodsky, who was wanted by German
The federal prosecutor in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg,
alleges that Brodsky illegally obtained a German passport, which allowed
man using the name Michael Bodenheimer to travel to Dubai to kill Hamas
commander and Iranian arms smuggler Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in
The Brodsky affair has caused friction with two of Israel’s most
important European partners. According to media reports in Germany,
turned the diplomatic screws on Poland and Germany to prevent an
Brodsky to Germany.
A Polish diplomat told the Warsaw-based
Rzeczpospolita daily in June: “If we extradite him, we will anger the
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
The federal prosecutor told The
in June that the
matter is based on the forgery of a German passport and illicit secret
activity in the Federal Republic. He insisted that the pursuit of the
secret service agent is purely a legal matter, and would not identify