BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE: this ABC link shows a picture of the alleged perp in front of what appears to be the Taj Mahal.
UPDATE: this link to Bloomberg has clarification. Among other things, it states the FBI was posing as Mossad, and that “The (U.S.) government’s complaint doesn’t allege that Israel or anyone acting on its behalf committed a crime.”
The article at The Atlantic by Marc Ambinder is certainly worth checking out.
Here is another reason Israel may have wanted to work with Nozette: industrial espionage. While Israel certainly has an interest in knowing what the U.S. knows, they also have an interest in knowing those things about others. And of course, Israel also has space partnerships with a number of other nations, including India.
Or maybe they wanted to pick Nozette’s brain on the success of the Clementine program which is mentioned as coming in at $75 million (1994 dollars) and in 22 months from concept to launch. Those figures are from the fact sheet and are not typos. As I recall–memory being what it is–the Clementine mission had a zero second launch window.