Analysis The 'Prisoner X' Affair Was a Catastrophe for Israel, and Must Be Investigated

Ben Zygier was offered a plea bargain involving prolonged imprisonment. His wife and attorneys advised him to take the deal and avoid a trial, but he hesitated. People who commit severe treason and espionage are not offered plea bargains.

The case of Prisoner X – or Ben Zygier-Alon-Allen-Burrows – is raising a storm from here to Australia, and rightly so. This is not an...