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    • Helen
    • 15.02.13 | 18:09 (IST)

    It appears that Zeigler had come to the attention of Australian security agencies by virtue of his applying for Australian passports with Anglo names (2 or 3 times). Always a bit suspicious when moving to Israel. Apparently, details of his incarceration were passed onto the Australian security agency instead of the Dept of Foreign Affairs which would be the norm. His Australian family was also advised of his imprisonment but chose not to request Australian Government assistance. Australian security and his family were likewise informed of his death. I can understand that his Australian family didn't wish for publicity whilst Zeigler was in an Israeli jail, but why they didn't request discrete Australian consular assistence is a worry. My understanding is that he came from a prominant Jewish family, his father being active in Australian Jewish/Zionist organisations - hope their silence was't a case of their believing their own propaganda about Israel being a democracy with an independent judicial system etc. I'm Australian and my main concern is that once again, Israel is using Australian passports for illegitimate purposes and thus whittling away at their integrity.

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    First published 04:41 14.02.13 | Last updated 04:41 14.02.13
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