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Prisoner X arrested after leaking Mossad work: ABC

The man, identified by Australian media as Mossad agent Ben Zygier, known as "Prisoner X", died in a secret prison near Tel Aviv in 2010 in a case the Israeli government went to extreme lengths to cover up. Photo: AFP

A suspected Mossad agent known as Prisoner X was arrested by his own spymasters after leaking detailed information about his work to Australian intelligence services, according to sources cited by broadcaster ABC on Monday.

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 8:47pm

Iranian missile helps even the odds in Israel-Gaza conflict

Iranian missile helps even the odds in Israel-Gaza conflict

In a straight fight between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, there is no question who has the upper hand.

18 Nov 2012 - 4:30am

Hamas rejects talk of truce with Israel for now; Israel to take 'whatever action necessary' in Gaza: PM

An Israeli sapper inspects the damage in a house hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants. Tensions escalated between Israel and Gaza after the Israeli military carried out more than 20 air strikes and sea artillery attacks on the Palestinian territory.

Israel will take “whatever action is necessary” to defend its citizens from Palestinian rocket attacks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday as the military pressed a massive operation in Gaza.

15 Nov 2012 - 11:02pm

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Bruce Lee memorabilia goes under the hammer

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Discover the hot spots where you won't go hungry

Jaffe Road

1 Hee Kee

No 379-389, tel: 2893 7565

2 King Crab

No 379-389, tel: 2234 0888

3 Golden Myanmar

No 379-389, tel: 2838 9305

4 Lung Yuen Fast Food Restaurant

No 379-389, tel: 2832 2136

5 Ferry Pub

No 391, tel: 2831 9018

6 In Bar

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Karolinenviertel, Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg's Karolinenviertel quarter was, until recently, notorious for its run-down buildings, populated by punk squatters, poor Turkish and Kurdish immigrants and marijuana peddlers. But Marktstrasse, the district's 500-metre-long main artery, and the streets around it, are gentrifying rapidly.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Network helps victims of suicide bombings

'No matter how someone describes it, you'll never understand even a thousandth of what it's like. My life changed forever that day. I want it back.'

Confined to her hospital bed for more than a month, 50-year-old Hilla's eyes radiate anger and distrust.

5 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

New York, USA

New York designer Derek Lam is known for his sleek, sophisticated clothes. He was recently appointed by accessories house Tod's to create its first ready-to-wear collection.

12 May 2006 - 12:00am

A world of charm in weird, poetic Oyster

INBAL PINTO Dance Company will perform Oyster at City Hall, Central, from September 17 to 19. Both charming and strange, the work conjures up poetic and playful images inspired by fairy tales from childhood.

3 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

Raymond Emile Waydelich, a 62-year-old Strasbourg-born painter, was an archaeologist by profession, a job that took him to Tunisia, Algeria and Turkey, among other exotic locations. While on digs he always found the time to paint, but in 1973, his direction changed dramatically when he happened upon the diary of famous seamstress Lydia Jacobs.

27 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Air miles ensure service with a smile

The term 'civil service' always seemed a bit rich. After all, as the adage for all ages goes, it's rarely civil - and you almost never get any service.

This adage never seemed more appropriate than in the past few weeks.

First we had continuing claims of gross inefficiencies in the operation of the Airport Authority at the 50,000 different inquiries going on.

28 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Welfare chief offers to pay flight cash

The Social Welfare Director has offered to pay back about $15,000 after he flew first class to London rather than travel direct to a conference in Israel.

25 Nov 1998 - 12:00am