LAKAM

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LAKAM was a former scientific intelligence-gathering unit of Israel's Defense Ministry. LAKAM was established to assist Israel in obtaining technology for the construction of the nuclear reactor in Dimona. It worked to "steal" defense technology throughout the world on behalf of Israel's defense industries.[1]

Lakam was founded in 1957 by Shimon Peres in 1957, with Binyamin Blumberg as its first head.[2] It was abolished in the wake of the Jonathan Pollard affair with responsibility for technological espionage passing to other agencies.[3]

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  1. Analysis: Old affair will cause new damage, by Yaakov Katz, Jerusalem Post, 23 April 2008.
  2. Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman, Every Spy a Prince, Houghton Mifflin, 1991, p.69.
  3. Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman, Every Spy a Prince, Houghton Mifflin, 1991, p.322.