Ben Zygier and the dual loyalty canard

There is no evidence that Jewish Australians are anything other than Australian citizens

March 6, 2013 11:34
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Despite an avalanche of requests from media networks across the board to become part of the unfolding story, the response from Australia’s Jewish community to the Ben Zygier tragedy – the Australian-born Israeli who reportedly worked for the Mossad and hanged himself in a top-security Israeli prison – has been understated, low-key and considered.

The community’s decision was based on the fact that it was caught as unawares by the revelations and allegations on ABC Television’s “Foreign Correspondent” as the rest of the country. Added to that, the community’s abiding concern is the well-being of the grieving family and the need to convey compassion over the unfathomable tragedy it has suffered.


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