The damage to Australia-Israel relations will be even worse than I thought in my earlier piece.
From the Sydney Morning Herald website"
Zygier 'close to spilling on Israel':
"AUSTRALIAN secuarity officials suspect that Ben Zygier, the spy who died in a secret Israeli prison cell in 2010, may have been about to disclose information about Israeli intelligence operations, including the use of fraudulent Australian passports, either to the Australian government or to the media before he was arrested.
"[Zygier] may well have been about to blow the whistle, but he never got the chance," an Australian security official with knowledge of the case told Fairfax Media yesterday.
Sources in Canberra are insistent that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) was not informed by its Israeli counterparts of the precise nature of the espionage allegations against Mr Zygier. However, it is understood that the former Melbourne law graduate had been in contact with Australian intelligence."
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