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  1. It is very unlikely that money would serve as motivation for someone who could have made a fortune working for the Israeli Hi Tech industry and chose to work for IDF instead. Risking himself like that for money, that he could have easly made elsewhere? I’m sorry, can’t take it seriously for a second.

  2. It’s worth remembering that leaving the army in this case doesn’t really mean leaving the army. He’d have been back at 8200 doing reserve duty periodically for many years, so assuming the Russian angle is true, time sensitivity wouldn’t necessarily be an issue.

  3. Hi Richard,

    The army put out a statement saying that Tomer betrayed secrets for personal reasons. Any truth to that?


    1. if it’s not money nor betrayal, and it’s personal, adding that he is a 25 years old geek, i would put my money on romantic reasons (good chance that a russian spy girl was a bait).

      have no knowledge on the case, just a guess.

      1. It’s not that. He published source code that contained a critical operating system vulnerability known only to the IDF (for example, some of those vulnerabilities enable people to tap into phones or computers without the user knowing)

        Why he published it? probably to gain reputation in the hacking community or just sheer naivete. we’ll probably never know.

  4. There is one thing about this story that still makes no sense: Eiges was obviously a very intelligent, skilled and experienced intelligence officer. If he got caught due to someone noticing suspicious activity on his computer, how is it possible that someone like him wouldn’t take this possibility into account?

    The only explanation that I can think of is that Eiges thought that he knew the system better than anyone else, but perhaps some aspects of their computer system were still kept secret from him and those aspects allowed someone else in the IDF to keep track of his actions. But then again, if a layman like me can come up with this speculation, wouldn’t Eiges be able to think about that as well?

  5. You are talking about Israeli censorship, but what do we actually know about what have Pollard has revealed? Not much and not officially.
    So what Israel is doing is true for most countries.
    What do we know about the Iranian nuclear program? You insist it isn’t about a bomb but do not provide any alternative explanation. Isn’t that censorship?

  6. in an earlier report you wrote he was in solitary confinement, yet now army says he was with other officers in his cell, can you confirm either?

    1. Ada Ravon writes on Facebook that for almost all his imprisonment he was in soliary confinment. But when they moved him to Neve Tzedek the month before he died, he was in the general prison population. That sounds right to me.

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