"This was a STING by the FBI, and had nothing to do with Israel at all." Not so fast! The guy was the target of an admitted STING operation, but why? I doubt that he was picked at random. One has to believe that the FBI is alert to Israeli espionage efforts, and was taking this steps in this instance to deal with them.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. arrests ex-NASA scientist over bid to spy for Israel