Did Passport Canada really give Israeli spy a new identity?

“Passport Canada secretly supplied a new identity and passport to a Mossad agent living in Canada after the Israeli spy participated in the 2010 plot to kill a leader of terrorist group Hamas in a Dubai hotel, a Montreal businessman has alleged – (saying) – the girl who was in charge of that file at Passport Canada, with whom I had a relationship, she told me about it.”

The above is taken from the article “Businessman alleges Canada gave Israeli spy new identity” appearing in the Toronto Sun yesterday.

There are several aspects to this report that I find odd or suspicious.

For example, why would a Mossad spy “living in Canada” need a new “Canadian identity”?  If the heat is on him here for work-related reasons, he should have no problem finding safety in Israel.

If he can’t go to Israel because he has blotted his copy-book with his employer, one would think that Harper,  eager to be Israel’s very best friend in the whole wide world, would have delivered him to Herzliya in chains…

Is Canada co-operating with the Mossad in providing new identities for its operatives?  Israel has no shortage of blank Canadian passports on hand for that very purpose…

Or, has a Canadian “passport sayanim” been caught in the act after foolishly confiding in a casual lover?  She is described as “a senior national security investigator at Passport Canada”, so I tend to doubt that.

It seems unlikely to me that the source of the information is lying, he did name the person in question, and provide an address for him.

If the businessman is indeed an Iranian “spy” or “agent of influence”, he and his handlers wouldn’t waste his potential on something so relatively minor.

Then again, perhaps the lady in question set an innocent businessman up to make him and/or Iran look stupid, and he fell for it?  I would rather doubt that, the Iranians are not stupid.

And an Iranian would likely report to his own people, not offer an exclusive interview to a major news-gathering agency.

Perhaps, some day, we may find out the truth of the matter.

Or not…

Jeff Goodall.

See “Businessman alleges Canada gave Israeli spy new identity” here.

See my post “Israel: Agents, Assets and Sayanim” (July, 2011) here.

For some unfathomable reason, the Wikipedia entry for “Sayanim” has been deleted, see here.