Prisoner X and Mossad’s mistakes

The whole wig-and-fake-passport nonsense is worse than a distraction from Mossad’s real job. It is self-indulgent and counter-productive. And often, when innocent bystanders are killed in these operations, it is criminal.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Ottawa last year.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Tuesday, 02/26/2013 1:22 am EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 02/26/2013 1:38 am EST

Ben Alon, Ben Allen and Benjamin Burroughs are dead. So is Benjamin Zygier, an Australian Zionist who moved to Israel in the 1990s and became an Israeli citizen. He then adopted the curious custom of flying back to Australia at fairly frequent intervals to change his name (Australia lets its citizens change their names once every 12 months). And every time, Zygier would take out an Australian passport in his new name.

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