Hollywood's Arnon Milchan says he was Israeli spy

Arnon Milchan worked for Israel's Bureau of Scientific Relations, known as Lakam, which worked to obtain information for secret defense programs.

Hollywood's Arnon Milchan says he was Israeli spy

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Hollywood producer behind hit films such as Pretty Woman and Fight Club has said he spied for Israel in support of its nuclear programme.

Arnon Milchan gave a lengthy interview to the Israeli documentary programme Uvda, broadcast on Monday on Channel 2, confirming claims made earlier in an unauthorised biography that he worked for an Israeli agency that negotiated arms deals and supported Israel's secret nuclear weapons project.

Milchan, who was born in Israel, was recruited as a young businessman to the Bureau of Scientific Relations – known by its Hebrew acronym, Lakam – by Shimon Peres, now Israel's president, in the 1960s.

The bureau, which worked to obtain scientific and technical information for secret defence programmes, closed in 1987.

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