Israel Political Brief February 19, 2013: Prisoner X hanged himself with a bed sheet, Israeli report says

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Prisoner X hanged himself with a bed sheet, Israeli report says

Source: JTA, 2-19-13

Ben Zygier, the Israeli-Australian citizen known as Prisoner X, hanged himself in his Israeli cell’s bathroom using a bed sheet, an Israeli investigation into his death concluded….READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief February 19, 2013: Israel releases report on Zygier’s death, concludes he hanged himself in shower

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Israel releases report on Zygier’s death, concludes he hanged himself in shower

Source: Haaretz, 2-19-13

Court orders a partial lifting of gag order on causes of Zygier’s death after state agrees to publication; judge finds evidence of alleged negligence by prison authorities.

Dual Israeli-Australian citizen Ben Zygier, who was later known as Prisoner X, hanged himself with a bed sheet in the shower of his solitary confinement cell, according to Israel’s first publicly released report into the circumstances of his death….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 19, 2013: Australian Jewry’s council praises opening of probes into Zygier’s death

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Australian Jewry’s council praises opening of probes into Zygier’s death

Source: JTA, 2-19-13

Australian Jewry’s highest body welcomed the announcements by the Australian and Israeli governments of further inquiries into the death of Ben Zygier, the Australian-Israeli national known as Prisoner X….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 18, 2013: Report: Prisoner X Ben Zygier told ASIO of Mossad plans

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Report: Zygier told ASIO of Mossad plans

Source: Ynetnews, 2-18-13

Sources told the Australian ABC network that Ben Zygier was arrested by the Mossad because they believed he gave a detailed account of Israel’s activities to the Australian ASIO. According to sources, Zygier met with ASIO a few times in Australia….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief February 17, 2013: Knesset committee to investigate Prisoner X incident

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Knesset committee to investigate Prisoner X incident

Source: JTA, 2-17-13

A Knesset committee will investigate the incarceration and death of the dual Australian-Israeli citizen known as Prisoner X….READ MORE

Israel Political Brief September 21, 2012: Mossad failed to warn about 1973 war, declassified papers show

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Mossad failed to warn about 1973 war, declassified papers show

Source: JTA, 9-21-12

The Mossad failed to pass on warnings by credible sources that Egypt would strike Israel in 1973, newly declassified Israeli documents show….READ MORE

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