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On April 18, a Chicago Tribune reporter, editor and lawyer met with Avi Ben-Abraham in New York City, in the presence of his attorneys, Alan and Nathan Dershowitz.
During the two-hour session, the Tribune presented Ben-Abraham with a lengthy list of questions about his career. Ben-Abraham declined to be interviewed at that time, but Nathan Dershowitz later advised the Tribune that Ben-Abraham would answer its questions on April 27.
Dershowitz later rescheduled the interview for May 17. On May 15, a letter arrived from Tzachi Hanegbi, the Israeli Minister of the Environment.
"No information," Hanegbi wrote, "can be revealed about Dr. Avi Ben-Abraham or his activities due to his involvement since the 1970s in classified projects, involving …