Mossad http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32417/all en Australia FM troubled by 'Prisoner X' death in Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/australia-fm-troubled-prisoner-x-death-israel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Foreign Minister Bob Carr Wednesday said he was troubled by the mysterious 2010 death in Israel of an Australian prisoner with suspected Mossad ties, but without a complaint there was little he could do.</p> <p>The story of the so-called Prisoner X first emerged in May 2010 when Israel's Ynet news website ran a story entitled "Who are you, Mr X?".</p> <p>In the report, it spoke about a prisoner being held in top-secret conditions whose identity and crime were not even known to his jailers.</p> <p>But the story was quickly taken offline due to an Israeli government gagging order.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/australia-fm-troubled-prisoner-x-death-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Mossad Technology Western Asia AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:00:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754010 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel censor eases some restrictions over 'Prisoner X' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/israel-censor-eases-some-restrictions-over-prisoner-x <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Israeli censor on Wednesday slightly eased tight restrictions on the death of "Prisoner X", allowing the press to publish excerpts of an ABC report which said he was an Australian with ties to Mossad.</p> <p>The story of the so-called Prisoner X first emerged in May 2010 when Israel's Ynet news website briefly ran a story about a prisoner being held in top secret conditions whose identity and crime was not even known to his jailers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/israel-censor-eases-some-restrictions-over-prisoner-x" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Mossad Technology Western Asia AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:16:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754195 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Israel rattled by mysterious Australian prisoner-ABC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-2-israel-rattled-mysterious-australian-prisoner-abc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds Australian government comment, former intelligence officer, paragraphs 12-16, 22-24)</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - An Australian man committed suicide in a high-security Israeli jail in 2010 after being held for months in great secrecy, Australia's ABC channel said on Tuesday, throwing new light on a case that has rattled Israel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-2-israel-rattled-mysterious-australian-prisoner-abc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Haaretz Jewish culture Mossad Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754411 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel struggles to keep cloak of secrecy over spy story http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/israel-struggles-keep-cloak-secrecy-over-spy-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Australian man's death in Israel tests censorship limits</p> <p>* Military censorship faces new challenge in Internet age</p> <p>* Security-related issues subject to censor's review</p> <p>By Jeffrey Heller</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The mysterious death of an Australian prisoner in Israel has put the spotlight on a military-run censorship system that is finding it harder to black out secret information often only a mouse click away on the Internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/israel-struggles-keep-cloak-secrecy-over-spy-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Israel Mordechai Vanunu Mossad Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754693 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel publishes some details in Australian spy mystery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/israel-publishes-some-details-australian-spy-mystery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Court stops short of confirming suicide was a Mossad spy</p> <p>* Israelis chafe at censorship on story available over Web</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Israel broke its official silence on Wednesday over the reported suicide in jail of an Australian immigrant recruited to its spy service Mossad, giving limited details on a closely guarded case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/israel-publishes-some-details-australian-spy-mystery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Mossad Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755001 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel publishes some details as Australian spy mystery deepens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-israel-publishes-some-details-australian-spy-mystery-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Court stops short of confirming suicide was a Mossad spy</p> <p>* Australia government says knew of case for two years</p> <p>* Israelis chafe at censorship on story available over Web</p> <p>* Media reports say several Australian-Israelis under spy investigation (Adds Australian government comments, quote from friend, background paragraphs 2, 6-7, 10-11, 15, 21-22)</p> <p>By Dan Williams and Rob Taylor</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-israel-publishes-some-details-australian-spy-mystery-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Mossad Politics Western Asia Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755220 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Israeli lawyer sheds some light on Australian spy mystery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-2-israel-publishes-some-details-australian-spy-mystery-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Lawyer met "Prisoner X" a day before jailhouse death</p> <p>* Attorney appears to confirm Australian man's Mossad link</p> <p>* Israeli media still largely muzzled over case (Adds lawyer on contact with Mossad liaison about "Prisoner X")</p> <p>By Maayan Lubell and Rob Taylor</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/update-2-israel-publishes-some-details-australian-spy-mystery-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assassination of Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh Mossad Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:00:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755274 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 1000 GMT, Feb 14 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1000-gmt-feb-14 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 14 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG - South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, known as the "Blade Runner" for his racing prosthetics, was arrested on Thursday after his girlfriend was shot dead at his home in Pretoria.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1000-gmt-feb-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Mossad Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:01:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755341 at http://www.globalpost.com Spy suicide scandal focuses attention on Israel's foreign Jews http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/spy-suicide-scandal-focuses-attention-israels-foreign-jews <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Australian immigrant may have betrayed Mossad secrets</p> <p>* Dual-identity missions seen risking allies, anti-Semitism</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The jailhouse suicide of an Australian immigrant who may have betrayed Israel's Mossad has focused attention on the agency's recruitment of foreign-born Jews who could spy under cover of their native passports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/spy-suicide-scandal-focuses-attention-israels-foreign-jews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Gad Shimron Israeli Jews Mossad Western Asia Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755423 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia spy case mystery grips Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/australia-spy-case-mystery-grips-israel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Speculation over the top-secret arrest and suicide of an Australian-Israeli in prison reached fever pitch Thursday amid allegations he may have been about to blow the whistle on sensitive Mossad operations.</p> <p>The mystery surrounding the so-called Prisoner X, identified this week by Australian media as Mossad agent Ben Zygier, has dominated headlines in Israel and Australia despite a media blackout on publishing details about his arrest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/australia-spy-case-mystery-grips-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mossad AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:30:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755552 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia admits it knew of 'Prisoner X' in detention http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/australia-admits-it-knew-prisoner-x-detention <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Foreign Minister Bob Carr admitted Thursday Canberra knew an Australian had been detained by Tel Aviv in 2010 for national security offences, as media suggested he may have been held for treason.</p> <p>Carr's revelation, following an earlier statement that he only became aware of the man's incarceration after his death, came after Israel confirmed it imprisoned a foreigner in solitary confinement on security grounds that year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/australia-admits-it-knew-prisoner-x-detention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Mossad Western Asia AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:56:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755686 at http://www.globalpost.com Recriminations in Israel over Australia spy case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/recriminations-israel-over-australia-spy-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Recriminations grew in Israel on Thursday as more details emerged about the mysterious life and death of a prisoner held in top-secret who was believed to be an Australian-Israeli spying for Mossad.</p> <p>As Israel finally admitted it had held a man with dual nationality in solitary confinement on security grounds who later committed suicide, a lawyer who met with him just days earlier said there was no indication the prisoner was planning to take his own life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/recriminations-israel-over-australia-spy-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mister X Mossad Technology AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:01:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755750 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel's mystery prisoner told reporter 'I'm no spy' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/israels-mystery-prisoner-told-reporter-im-no-spy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A journalist who interviewed an Australian Jew shortly before he was detained by Israeli authorities and came to be known as "Prisoner X" said Thursday the man strenuously denied being a spy.</p> <p>The 34-year-old man, who was identified by Australia's ABC as Mossad agent Ben Zygier, died in a secret prison near Tel Aviv in 2010 in a case Israel covered up using gag orders, eventually breaking its silence following the report.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/israels-mystery-prisoner-told-reporter-im-no-spy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mossad AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:57:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756016 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia spy case mystery grips Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/australia-spy-case-mystery-grips-israel-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Speculation over the top-secret arrest and suicide of an Australian-Israeli in prison reached fever pitch Thursday amid allegations he may have been about to blow the whistle on sensitive Mossad operations.</p> <p>The mystery surrounding the so-called Prisoner X, identified this week by Australian media as Mossad agent Ben Zygier, has dominated headlines in Israel and Australia despite a media blackout on publishing details about his arrest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/australia-spy-case-mystery-grips-israel-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 30 Mossad AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:30:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756054 at http://www.globalpost.com Uproar at Mossad over Australia spy story: reporter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/uproar-at-mossad-over-australia-spy-story-reporter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mossad went into crisis mode when it heard the "Prisoner X" story was about to break, the Australian reporter responsible said Friday, amid claims the jailed man had been set to reveal sensitive operations.</p> <p>The prisoner, identified by media as Australian-Israeli Mossad agent Ben Zygier, died in December 2010 while in isolation at Ayalon prison near Tel Aviv, in a case Israel went to extreme lengths to cover up.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/uproar-at-mossad-over-australia-spy-story-reporter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli Jews Mossad Operation Wrath of God Social Issues Technology AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:45:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756271 at http://www.globalpost.com