Iran puts out call for Hebrew speakers

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

Iranian intelligence is looking to recruit Israeli and Palestinian Arabs who are fluent in Hebrew, as tensions between Israel and the Islamic Republic continue to escalate.

Iran plans to employ the Hebrew-speaking Arabs as intelligence agents within Israel, translators and authors of propaganda aimed at residents of the Jewish state, reported Israel's Ynet news portal.

A young Israeli Arab woman studying dentistry in neighboring Jordan was recently arrested at a border crossing after security officials learned that she had been recruited by Hizballah agents on behalf of Iran.

Meanwhile, Israel's Mossad spy agency on Tuesday published an ad in the country's largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, inviting Israelis who speak fluent Farsi to join its ranks. The Persian-speaking Mossad recruits would presumably be responsible for translating intercepted Iranian transmissions and materials published by the regime in Tehran.

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