An Israeli court has sentenced an Iranian-born Israeli to four years in prison on charges of spying for the Islamic republic. Court officials say the defendant delivered classified information to Iranian agents in Turkey. They did not identify the accused, and Iran has not commented on the sentencing. Tensions between Israel and Iran have been on the rise. Last week at a United Nations racism conference, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel a “cruel and repressive racist regime” for its treatment of the Palestinians.