‘Dual loyalty’ charge over Prisoner X

By Dan Goldberg and Anshell Pfeffer, February 21, 2013

The explosive revelations surrounding the apparent suicide of a Melbourne-born man in a maximum-security Israeli jail has gripped Australian Jewry since Ben Zygier was identified last week as the elusive “Prisoner X” by an ABC investigation.


Prisoner X jail staff face criminal charges

By Sandy Rashty, February 20, 2013

Prison staff who were allegedly responsible for “Prisoner X” may face criminal charges for negligence following the revelation that the alleged Australian Mossad agent committed suicide in an Israeli jail in 2010.

Four employees of Ayalon prison, two officers and two guards, may be charged following the release of a government report on Tuesday into 34-year-old Ben Zygier’s death.


Mystery as Israel seeks gag on ‘Mossad’ suicide

By Dan Goldberg, February 14, 2013

Israel’s mysterious “Prisoner X”, who hung himself in suspicious circumstances in Ayalon Prison in 2010, has been revealed as a Jewish man from Melbourne, according to the explosive findings of a television investigation.


Mossad man at the Daily Mail

By Sandy Rashty, December 21, 2012

Board of Deputies vice-president Alex Brummer has made the shortlist for Polemic of the Year in the Paddy Power and Total Politics Political Awards for his book, Britain for Sale, about foreign takeovers of British companies.

The JC understands that Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre occasionally calls Mr Brummer his “Mossad agent” in odd attempts at affection.


Mossad but true

By Sandy Rashty, November 9, 2012

Conspiracy theorists get started here. The blindfolded boy who selected the new pope of Egypt’s Coptic Church on Sunday is named Bishoy Gerges MOSSAD. Here we go...


Mossad ‘defied Bibi order to prepare Iran strike’

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered military heads to prepare for a strike on Iran in 2010, according to a Channel 2 television investigation aired in Israel.

The investigation claims that Mr Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak ordered military heads from the Israeli Defence Force and Mossad to get ready for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.


Tale of twist and shout

By Jennifer Lipman, October 19, 2012

The inner workings of Israeli intelligence, mischief from Wikileaks, the Iranian nuclear threat, a shady drug underworld and a glamorous femme fatale — it’s a recipe for a riveting spy thriller. And, to a point, that’s what Jake Simons’s Pure (Polygon, £12.99) is. It’s entertaining, well-written and delivers an array of plot twists.


Conspiracy theories, Mossad and the tragic Al-Hilli murder

By Jennifer Lipman, September 12, 2012

Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, right? Aliens in Roswell, the moon landing that never was, Elvis alive and living in the countryside; we all like to stretch our imagination beyond the realms of what is possible or plausible.

Invariably, one notion that tends to figure high on the list for the conspiracy theorists is the "it's the Jews wot dunnit" scenario.


When going undercover meant sleeping with Arafat’s wife

By Orlando Radice, August 17, 2012

In 2004, during the Second Intifada, Israeli intelligence officers invited two journalists to a cafe to discuss corruption stories involving Yassir Arafat, with a view to smearing the then-Palestinian Authority leader.

As the conversations got going, a third, uninvited journalist dropped in to the café on a tip-off that the meeting was taking place.


A chief rabbi, Mossad and a dubious diamond deal

By Simon Rocker, July 5, 2012

Behind the London legal battle over diamond profits between the Russian-Israeli businessmen Lev Leviev and Arakady Gaydamak lay a chain of what the judge called "extraordinary events".

Mr Gaydamak had sued Mr Leviev, claiming he was owed hundreds of millions of pounds from the export of diamonds from Angola as a result of a deal made in December 2001.