Israel Political Brief February 14, 2013: Government admits to secret talks about ‘Prisoner X’ Ben Zygier

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Government admits to secret talks about ‘Prisoner X’ Ben Zygier

Source: Herald Sun, 2-14-13

BEN Zygier, the so-called Prisoner X who died in a Tel Aviv jail in 2010, had been detained by Israeli authorities on serious national security charges….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 13, 2013: Habayit Hayehudi rejects PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s portfolio offer

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Habayit Hayehudi rejects PM’s portfolio offer

Source: Ynetnews, 2-13-13

Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett has reportedly rejected the portfolio offers made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to his party as part of the coalition talks….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 13, 2013: More details emerge about Israel’s Prisoner X, aka Ben Zygier, an Australian Jew

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More details trickle out about Israel’s Prisoner X, aka Ben Zygier, an Australian Jew

Source: JTA, 2-13-13

More information has begun to emerge about the mysterious man known as Prisoner X who hanged himself in Israel’s Ayalon Prison in 2010….READ MORE

Jewish Political Brief February 13, 2013: ZOA chief Morton Klein: US Jews shied away from Chuck Hagel controversy

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ZOA chief: US Jews shied away from Hagel row

Source: Jerusalem Post, 2-13-13

Morton Klein tells Post that other Jewish leaders urged him to drop ‘campaign against Hagel’, accuses them of being ‘frightened group of Jews’….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 13, 2013: Australia investigating mysterious 2010 death in Israeli prison

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Australia investigating mysterious 2010 death in Israeli prison

Source: Los Angeles Times, 2-13-13

Government officials in Australia vowed Wednesday to investigate the secret detention and mysterious death of a Jewish Australian immigrant who was found hanged to death in a high-security Israeli prison cell in 2010….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 13, 2013: Israeli UN ambassador Ron Prosor to European Union: Hezbollah exists to commit terror

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Israel to EU: Hezbollah exists to commit terror

Source: Jerusalem Post, 2-13-13

At a UN Security Council discussion on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, Israel’s ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor on Tuesday renewed his call for Hezbollah to be designated a terrorist organization by the European Union….READ MORE

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