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2005-09-29 13:25:46

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. court said on Thursday it expected a Pentagon analyst to plead guilty in a case involving classified information leaked to pro-Israel lobbyists, but another source denied a deal had been reached. The federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, said in a statement that the analyst, Lawrence Franklin, was scheduled to plead guilty to "a charge or charges" on Wednesday but did not have details. A source familiar with the case said the court's...

2005-09-29 11:55:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal court announced on Thursday that a Pentagon analyst charged with conspiring to disclose classified defense information to two former officials of a pro-Israel lobbying group was scheduled to plead guilty but a source close to the case said no deal had yet been reached. The federal court where the case is pending said in a statement that the analyst, Lawrence Franklin, was scheduled to plead guilty to "a charge or charges" next Wednesday but did not...

2005-09-28 08:39:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Washington on October 20 to discuss ways to pursue the Middle East peace process following the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. Renewed violence has damaged hopes that Israel's troop pullout from Gaza, completed on September 12 under Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan for "disengaging" from conflict with the Palestinians, would improve chances for peace. The U.S. official...

2005-08-18 14:58:48

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Israeli soldiers struggle to force settlers from Gaza and parts of the West Bank, U.S. officials are quietly looking at a $2.2 billion aid request from Israel to develop the country's Galilee and Negev regions. An Israeli delegation met with U.S. officials last month in Washington to present their plan and the State Department said U.S. assessment teams were in the region this week to look at the viability of funding these projects. In an...

2005-08-16 17:49:04

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and the United States have signed an accord defusing a long-running dispute over Israeli arms exports to China that had soured relations with the Jewish state's chief ally, the Israeli Defense Ministry said. Washington, which provides Israel with $2 billion in annual defense aid and is expected to help finance its Gaza withdrawal, had complained that the sale of Harpy attack drones and other advanced technology to China could threaten...

2005-08-16 16:35:53

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and the United States have signed an accord ending a long-running dispute over Israeli arms exports to China that had soured relations with the Jewish state's chief ally, the Israeli Defense Ministry said. The dispute centered on Israel's sale of Harpy attack drones and other technology, which the United States had said could tilt the balance of power in Asia and make it difficult to defend Taiwan. "The Defense Department and Israel's Defense Ministry...

2005-08-16 13:20:06

By Deborah Charles ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A Pentagon analyst and two former officials of a pro-Israel lobbying group pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of conspiring to obtain and disclose classified national defense information. Steven Rosen, 63, the former foreign policy director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and AIPAC's former senior Middle East analyst, Keith Weissman, pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to communicate national...

2005-08-04 16:53:21

By James Vicini ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Two former officials of the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC were charged on Thursday with conspiring with a Pentagon analyst to obtain and disclose classified national defense information, U.S. prosecutors said. They said the indictment charges Steven Rosen, 63, the former foreign policy director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, with conspiracy to communicate national defense information provided by analyst Lawrence Franklin....

2005-08-04 14:29:07

By James Vicini ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - A federal grand jury indicted two former officials of the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC Thursday on charges they received classified national defense information from a Pentagon analyst, court documents show. The indictment charges Steven Rosen, the former foreign policy director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, with receiving classified information from analyst Lawrence Franklin and helping Franklin pass on written classified...

2005-08-04 13:16:08

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - A Defense Department analyst was charged on Thursday with illegally disclosing classified defense information to two former officials of a pro-Israel lobbying group, court documents showed. A superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury and unsealed on Thursday charges Lawrence Franklin, a Pentagon analyst, with giving the information to two former employees of the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The new indictment charges Steven...