The Prisoner X Affair Is a Classic Story of Israeli Failure

This story is not about Ben Zygier's double identity, it's about how Israel's most sensitive government agencies are not functioning. If indeed the reports are correct, the State of Israel still doesn't control the basics.

Case 8493, which includes the story of a prisoner whom the State of Israel admitted this evening existed, until he stopped existing, is not an Australian story. Ben Zygier/Allen/Alon may have been born in Australia and continued to use the passport of his first homeland. And the report that broke the dam of silence is the work...