Trial of Former Israeli Minister Accused of Spying for Iran Begins in Jerusalem

The trial of Gonen Segev, a former Israeli minister accused of spying for Iran, opened in Jerusalem on Thursday. Segev is accused of aiding the enemy during a time of war, spying and transferring secret information to the enemy.

Segev’s trial at the Jerusalem District Court is being held behind closed doors as customary in sensitive cases, before a three-judge panel.

His case is under a gag order, but according to details that can be published, Segev allegedly gave the Iranians "dozens of reports" with the intention of harming Israel’s national security. Segev, the indictment claims, worked for Iranian intelligence services from 2012 and met with his operators in a number of countries.

– Gonen Segev at the opening of his trial.