A scrappy Jewish legal group won millions in compensation for victims of terror attacks. But did much of the cash wind up going to Orthodox yeshivas instead of its court fight?
As more details have seeped out about the mysterious life and death of Israel’s Prisoner X – identified last week by an Australian TV program as Ben Zygier – the wall of silence surrounding those who knew him has begun to show some cracks.
The Zionist Federation of Australia blasted as “totally uninformed and mischievous” several claims in the media that Israel programs serve as recruitment camps for the Mossad.
Israel released details on Tuesday about the 2010 jailhouse suicide of an Australian immigrant reported to have been a disgraced Mossad spy, saying he hanged himself in his cell and no foul play was involved.
A suspected Mossad agent who died in an Israeli jail in 2010 was arrested by his spymasters who believed he may have told Australian intelligence about his work with the Israeli spy agency, Australian media reported on Monday.
Israeli lawmakers announced plans on Sunday to investigate the 2010 jailhouse death of a reported Australian immigrant recruit to the Mossad spy agency.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed on Sunday for the public spotlight on Israel’s Mossad spy agency to be turned off after news of the jailhouse suicide of a reported Australian recruit.
The suspected Israeli double agent dubbed Prisoner X is not the same man as a suspect in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai , a forensic report commissioned by Reuters determined.
Israel recently signed an agreement to pay several million shekels in compensation to the family of Ben Zygier, the Prisoner X who committed suicide in Ayalon Prison in December 2010.
Israeli business paper The Marker reports that a court has fined the drink manufacturer Tempo 13,000 ($3,500) shekels after a woman found glass in a bottle of Jump soft drink. The woman who found the glass gets 3,000 shekels ($850) in compensation.