Court Sentences Israeli on Spying Charge

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -

A court in Israel has found an Israeli man guilty of offering to spy for Iran.

Tuesday’s court ruling says 46-year-old Yitzhak Bergel admitted to charges of contacting a foreign agent, intent to commit treason and attempting to aid an enemy of Israel. He accepted a plea bargain that sends him to prison for 4.5 years.

The verdict says Bergel flew to Berlin in 2011, contacted the Iranian embassy there and offered to collect intelligence about Israel.

No damage was caused to state security.