They've both been sentenced to jail terms.
Ha, ha, ha.
Ynet reports, Yeshayahu Leibowitz's grandson pleads guilty to leaking FBI documents and, as someone informed me, "Leibowitz worked for New Israel Fund, was one of Marwan Barghouti's lawyers, and campaigned heavily for divestment against Israel. In Boston he hooked up with the Somerville Divestment Project, gave public speeches, contacted members of congress and basically made himself a very useful anti-Israeli Israeli.
A former contract linguist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) pleaded guilty on Thursday to leaking classified documents to an Internet blogger, the Justice Department said. Shamai Kedem Leibowitz of Silver Spring, Maryland, who is the grandson of renowned Israeli philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz, pleaded guilty
in a federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland, to one count of disclosing classified information to an unauthorized person...[a]blogger, who was not identified.
The blogger then published information online derived from the documents, which were classified as "secret," the Justice Department said.
The department said prosecutors and Leibowitz had agreed that a 20-month prison term was the "appropriate sentence" in the case. The plea agreement and sentence remain subject to the approval of the court...Leibowitz was employed by the FBI as a contract linguist from January through August of this year. He held a top secret security clearance and had access to classified documents on communication intelligence activities...
Laura Rozen wrote and asked:-
Given that Leibowitz is an apparent Israeli American dual citizen, his heavy activism in both countries is easily found in a quick google search, his current role as a lawyer in various ongoing legal cases including one recently before the Israeli Supreme Court, and that he has a public blog and is cited advocating on various cases on legal and Israel matters, AND given that the FBI is known to be suspicious of US government employees with strong ties to foreign countries, this case screams: how in the world did he ever get a U.S. security clearance?
Maybe there are too may anti-Israel persons in the FBI or those who identify with anybody wishing Israel harm?
Shammai, think of the alternative:-
After the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. military discovered that rebuilding the country and confronting an insurgency required a weapon not in its arsenal: thousands of interpreters.
To fill the gap, the Pentagon turned to Titan Corp., a San Diego defense contractor, which eventually hired more than 8,000 interpreters, most of them Iraqis.
For $12,000 a year, these civilians served as the voice of America's military, braving sniper fire and roadside bombs. Insurgents targeted them for torture and assassination. Many received military honors for their heroism.
At least 360 interpreters employed by Titan or its successor company were killed between March 2003 and March 2008, and more than 1,200 were injured. The death toll was far greater than that suffered by the armed forces of any country in the American-led coalition other than the United States. Scores of interpreters assisting U.S. forces in Afghanistan also have been killed or wounded.
An insurance program funded by American taxpayers was supposed to provide a safety net for interpreters and their families in the event of injury or death. Yet for many, the benefits have fallen painfully short of what was promised, an investigation by the Los Angeles Times and ProPublica found.