Canadian authorities are investigating reports that a suspected
Israeli spy is using a stolen Canadian passport to travel through Asia.
Foreign Affairs spokesperson Reynald Doiron confirmed that Ottawa is
investigating allegations that Zev William Barkan is using a Canadian
passport under the name Kevin William Hunter.
Barkan is alleged to be one of three suspected Israeli agents who tried to
illegally obtain a New Zealand passport.
Two Israeli men were sentenced last month to six months in prison for their
part in the New Zealand passport scheme. But they denied they belong to
Mossad, Israel's secret service.
New Zealand imposed diplomatic sanctions on Israel following the incident.
The passport allegedly being used by Barkan was reported stolen in China in