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The spy who loved tahini: risking everything for the perfect sesame paste

Melanie Wong | Mar 3, 202012:59 AM     1

"A prize so valuable that a lieutenant colonel sent an agent on not just one mission to secure it, but two. The item? A box of tahini. An agent from Israel’s military intelligence service was tasked with buying jars from a Palestinian village in the West Bank for, reports the Jerusalem Post, 'non-operational needs'. It led to a military police investigation, with the senior official who gave the order discharged and others reprimanded, including a prison sentence for one. . ."

The spy who loved tahini: risking everything for the perfect sesame paste

An Israeli intelligence scandal has erupted after an agent was sent to buy tahini from a Palestinian village in the West Bank. What makes this version...

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