Kadish is accused of handing over
military secrets to Israel [EPA]
The arrest in the US of retired engineer Ben Ami Kadish on charges of espionage reopens old files and carries the potential of triggering a diplomatic crisis between Israel and  the US.

Ben Ami is accused of handing over military secrets to Israel.

The information given to Israel included nuclear secrets and ultra sensitive details on the conversion of F-15 Fighter jets.

The security breach was very distressing to the Pentagon because of the fear that these secrets might be sold by Israel to a third party like China.

Inside Story explores the ramifications of this case, its timing and how that would affect the strategic relationship between the US and Israel.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 17:30 GMT
 

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