Behind the claim of privacy, even if claimed out of good intentions, hides a closet. That is part of liberal homophobia.
Journalist Rafael Epstein, who has written a book on Australian-born Mossad agent Ben Zygier, notes court documents hinting at another secret prisoner.
Israel cannot sweep the Prisoner X case under the rug or leave it to Australian investigators.
Book contradicts previous media reports which claim that Ben Zygier, an Australian-born Mossad agent, worked independently to turn an associate of Hezbollah into a double agent.
Israeli courts would be unable to suppress information indefinitely if it has already been leaked to the foreign press or Internet.
Producers say show, based loosely on Mossad agent Ben Zygier's story, will be a spy-thriller take on Thelma and Louise.
While the State of Israel refuses to take responsibility, it is willing to pay the family NIS 4 million - in installments. The reason is obvious.
Agreement does not include an admission of responsibility for the death of Mossad agent, who committed suicide in prison.
The affair is likely related to an incident that occurred towards the end of the first Rabin government, when a European couple suspected of terror links was arrested in Africa and released years later.
In 21st-century Israel, people are tried and imprisoned in darkness and isolation and gag orders are issued to suppress gag orders. Only Supreme Court President Asher Grunis can change this.
In a democratic country, even prisoners have a name and they aren’t hidden from the public under a veil of secrecy. There is no other way, nor can there be, to preserve basic human rights.
Testimonies provided to Haaretz describe conditions in which the anonymous inmate is being held; Lieberman: Case is 'extremely severe incident.'
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Public Security Minister Aharonovitch reiterates stance from Ben Zygier affair: There are no disappeared prisoners in Israel whose families don't know of their incarceration.
Attorney Avigdor Feldman, the last person to see Ben Zygier before he died, says defense establishment's failures with 'Prisoner X number two' are 'astounding,' and reveal 'horrible security breach.'
It is unclear what second anonymous prisoner's crime was, or whether he is still in custody. But he was being held under conditions similar to those in which Ben Zygier, also known as Prisoner X, was held.
Had the entire system - the Mossad, the Shin Bet and the Prison Service - acted properly, the state treasury wouldn’t be required to pay out millions of shekels. And far more importantly, Zygier, who was never convicted of anything, would still be alive.
Family of Zygier, currently discussing compensation with Justice Ministry and Prime Minister's Office, says all signs were there; neither side willing to stipulate amount of compensation up for discussion, but it could reach an estimated NIS 5-6 million.
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Inquiry committee examined what led up to the death of Ben Zygier in an Israeli prison cell in 2010, however, most of those involved in recruiting him to the Mossad are no longer in the Israeli intel agency.
State attorney says Zygier case no longer in the public interest, but, in wake of Haaretz request, judge permits release of additional documents regarding the investigation.
New Details on Ben Zygier Affair Report: Prisoner X Scuttled Operation to Return Bodies of Israeli MIAs in Lebanon
Australian Broadcasting Corporation claims Ben Zygier, eager to impress his Mossad superiors, revealed name of a Lebanese double agent, blowing a major operation to return bodies of soldiers captured after battle of Sultan Yacoub.
We must not accept the argument that Zygier's suicide simply couldn't be prevented - and that no warden or mental health professional will be held accountable for failing to act on the ample warning signs.
The announcement comes in the wake of the discovery that Ben Zygier was improperly supervised at Ayalon Prison, even though he was known to have suicidal tendencies.
From a drone getting shot down by Israel Air Force fighter jets near the country's north, to a Jerusalem court ruling that women are not violating the law by wearing prayer shawls at the Western Wall, Haaretz brings you the top 8 headlines you may have missed.
The state's report on Ben Zygier's suicide is chilling not just because it describes a searing family tragedy, but because it reveals the systematic violation of a young man's human rights and the great lengths the state has gone to in order to cover up its apparent misdoings.
Embargo Lifted on Crucial Prisoner X Materials Israel Reveals New Prisoner X Details: Zygier Was Suicidal Even Prior to Arrest
State Prosecutor also announced that it will not indict any Israel Prison Service personnel involved in guarding alleged Mossad agent Ben Zygier; the basic details of the investigation into Zygier's death were withheld pending decision on indictments.
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If the prosecution can't decide on charges by next deadline, it will allow some light to be shed on the alleged Mossad agent's case.
In the wake of the Prisoner X affair, rethinking liberty, patriotism and solidarity is not an abstract game but a tangible priority.