The top 8 headlines you might have missed / Haaretz Newsline, February 13
From the unfolding of the scandal surrounding the suicide of 'Prisoner X', to the policy speeches by Israel's fresh-faced party leaders Lapid and Bennett, Haaretz.com brings you the top 8 headlines you might have missed.
Australian TV reported that the prisoner who killed himself in 2010, who is known as 'Prisoner X', was Ben Zygier, an Australian national recruited by the Mossad. Australian authorities made contact with him months before his arrest in Israel, when they launched an investigation pertaining to espionage suspicions.
Knesset Member Nitzan Horowitz, who on Tuesday found out about Zygier's suicide, said that after inquiring about the prisoner's condition in 2010, he received assurances that the authorities were keeping a close watch on Zygier's well-being.
A decade after the Remedia scandal, in which three infants died and many others were severely hurt after eating deficient baby formula, the court convicted one man of negligent homicide while acquitting company executives of any responsibility.
Yair Lapid signaled he would take an uncompromising stance on the issue of east Jerusalem, saying that Ehud Olmert 'went too far' in talks with the Palestinians.
Former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman stated that diplomacy won't work with Iran, and said that North Korea's nuclear test was an 'obvious example' of diplomatic failure.
New MK Stav Shaffir declared the establishment of the Social Justice Lobby in the Knesset; it's purpose being to advance legislation proposed by ordinary citizens.
And James Deen, an award winning porn-star, spoke frankly to TheForward about his Judaism and it's relation to his chosen line of work.
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