a case they would have pursued it.What's this "off the hook "? The FBI thought they would have another go,they did not need a phone book,just a Hebe. who was minding his own business till the FBI came along. The fact is this fellow was NOT spying for Israel but you thought you would throw in an innuendo headline anyway. PS Your "passive resister" only had a tourist visa because he refused Israeli citizenship and he was inciting people to evade their taxes.A crime,when a tourist commits a crime he gets deported or jailed usually both everywhere. It was going on at the same time as the intifida not as you claimed.
Palestinian stabs three police officers outside Damascus Gate, East Jerusalem (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. arrests ex-NASA scientist over bid to spy for Israel