Selecting spies

The top priority of the Mossad’s recruiting process is to effectively screen potential candidates – but some slip through the net

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May 22, 2013 15:29
Ben Zygier.

Ben Zygier 370. (photo credit: Courtesy ABC)

 
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The international and Israeli media’s unflagging interest in the case of Ben Zygier – the Australian-born Jew turned Mossad operative, who committed suicide in his Israeli prison cell in December 2010 – has brought to light the intriguing question of how Israel’s espionage agency searches for, approaches and recruits its manpower.

But first an update on the unfolding story.

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