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New Claim: Zygier Gave Israeli Secrets to Iran

Book on ‘Prisoner X’ affair levels new accusations against deceased former Israeli spy.

New Claim: Zygier Gave Israeli Secrets to Iranian Businessman

Israel to Give 4 Million to Ex-Agent’s Family

Four million shekels compensation to family of ex-Mossad agent Ben Zygier, who died in jail.

Israel to Give 4 Million to Ex-Agent’s Family

Lieberman: Another Prisoner X? Nonsense

Head of Defense Committee says Israel takes care of its prisoners.

Lieberman: Another Prisoner X? Nonsense

Report: Israel Held a Second ‘Prisoner X’

A second man was reportedly being held in the same top-security conditions as former spy.

Report: Israel Held a Second ‘Prisoner X’

Did 'Prisoner X' Sabotage MIA Rescue Mission?

“Prisoner X” unwittingly sabotaged espionage operation aimed at bringing home bodies of Israeli soldiers missing in Lebanon, says report.

Did 'Prisoner X' Sabotage MIA Rescue Mission?

Australia Pressing Israel For 'Prisoner X' Details

Australian government says it will continue pushing Israel to release further details on the arrest, detention and suicide of "Prisoner X."

Australia Pressing Israel For Further Details On 'Prisoner X'

Report: 'Prisoner X' Leaked Info to Hizbullah

Ben Zygier, known as Prisoner X, leaked sensitive information to Hizbullah which led to arrest of two informants, Der Spiegel reported.

Report: 'Prisoner X' Leaked Sensitive Info to Hizbullah

Australia: Zygier Wasn’t Involved in Mabhouh Hit

Australian minister confirms Zygier worked for Israeli government, but says there is no evidence he was involved in Mabhouh assassination.

Australia: Zygier Wasn’t Involved in Mabhouh Assassination

Lieberman: In Israel, People Don’t Just Disappear

Lieberman says Ben Zygier case was not a secret. ‘The prisoner’s rights were protected.’

Lieberman on Ben Zygier: In Israel, People Don’t Just Disappear

Australian Jews Being Accused of 'Dual Loyalty'

In the wake of the publicity surrounding Prisoner X, Australian Jews are being accused of “dual loyalty"

Australian Jews Being Accused of 'Dual Loyalty'

Israel Denies 'Prisoner X' Gave Info to Australia

Israel denies that 'Prisoner X' Ben Zygier had any contact with Australia's security services.

Israel Denies 'Prisoner X' Gave Info to Australia

Court Blames Zygier's Death on Prisons Service

A Rishon Lezion court on Tuesday authorized the release of part of a report on the investigation surrounding the death of Ben Zygier

Court Dumps Blame for Prisoner X's Death on Prisons Service

Zygier Hanged Himself with Bedsheet – Report

Maariv quotes Prison Services inquiry that details Zygier's suicide, step-by-step.

Zygier Hanged Himself with Bedsheet – Report

Israel May Partially Remove 'Prisoner X' Gag Order

Israel is considering reducing the gag order on the “Prisoner X” affair, Internal Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch says.

Israel May Partially Remove 'Prisoner X' Gag Order

Zygier 'Leaked Mossad Secrets to Australian Spies'

Report on ABC: Zygier met with ASIO officers, provided secret plans for Mossad operations in Italy.

Zygier 'Leaked Mossad Secrets to Australian Intelligence'

Source: Zygier Killed Himself 'Out of Shame'

A senior security source is quoted as saying 'Prisoner X' Ben Zygier indeed committed suicide in prison – out of shame.

Source: Zygier Killed Himself 'Out of Shame'

Israel Considering Making Prisoner X Report Public

The Prosecution is considering making public the report which determined that "Prisoner X" committed suicide while in prison.

Israel Considering Making 'Prisoner X' Report Public

Minister: Steps against Zygier Saved Lives

Yaalon blasts left wing MKs who exposed the affair, says they could have employed other channels.

Minister: Steps against Zygier Saved Lives

Australian Expose on ‘Prisoner X’

‘Prisoner X – the Australian Connection’ looks at the Ben Zygier affair from his arrest in 2010.

Australian Expose on ‘Prisoner X’player

Report: Israel to Pay Millions in Prisoner X Case

Israel has reportedly agreed to pay millions in compensation to the family of Israeli-Australian Ben Zygier, who died in an Israeli prison.

Report: Israel to Pay Millions in Prisoner X Case

Lawyer who Met Zygier: He wasn't Depressed

A lawyer who met "Prisoner X" a few days before he died saw no sign of suicidal tendencies.

Lawyer who Met Zygier: He wasn't Depressed

Exposure of Zygier Case 'Caused Grave Damage'

Top legal official tells Channel 2 that Supreme Court judges are deeply upset by "blather" on the subject.

'Exposure of Zygier Case did Grave Damage'

Ex-Mossad Man: No Room for Censor in Internet Age

Gad Shimron: Israel should have published details of Prisoner X case instead of letting Australia's ABC do so.

Ex-Mossad Man: No Room for Censor in Internet Age

Report: Zygier was About to Reveal Secrets

Brisbane Times: "Prisoner X" was arrested when he was about to reveal sensitive info about the Mossad.

Report: Zygier was About to Reveal Secrets

State Censor: Gag Order Was Court's Idea, Not Ours

Don't blame the State Censor, said Sima Vaknin-Gil, who heads the Censor's Office, for a 'coverup' in the 'Prisoner X' case

State Censor: Gag Order Was Court's Idea, Not Ours

Kuwaiti Report: Zygier Tried to Sell Mossad Names

Just who was the alleged spy Ben Zygier after all? A Kuwaiti newspaper has some theories.

Kuwaiti Report: Zygier Tried to Sell Mossad Spy Names to Dubai

Netanyahu, Mossad Head Criticized on 'Prisoner X'

Government officials pointed fingers at PM Netanyahu and Mossad chief Tamir Pardo over the way they dealt with the “Prisoner X” affair.

Netanyahu, Mossad Chief Criticized Over 'Prisoner X' Affair

Journalist: 'Prisoner X' Worked for Front Company

Australian journalist says alleged 'Prisoner X' was working for a front company established by the Mossad.

Journalist Claims 'Prisoner X' Worked for Mossad Front Company

Report: Australia Investigated 'Prisoner X'

Israel's mysterious Prisoner X was under investigation by Australian Intelligence, Australian newspaper reveals.

Report: Australia Investigated 'Prisoner X'

Revealed: Negligence Suspected in Prisoner X Case

Gag order lifted further: ‘Prisoner X’ had lawyers, family knew of his arrest, investigation was undertaken.

Revealed: Possible Negligence Investigated in ‘Prisoner X’ Case

Legal Opinion: Leaker MKs Abused their Privilege

Atty Ilan Bombach: Existing laws make it possible to try MKs for leaking Prisoner X affair.

Legal Opinion: Leaker MKs Abused their Privilege

MK Wants Leftist MKs on Trial for Prisoner X Leak

MK Miri Regev: Arab and leftist MKs exposed state secrets.

MK Wants Leftist MKs on Trial for Prisoner X Leak