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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ben Zygier and Bibi

The tombstone of Ben Zygier. Mr Zygier, dubbed Prisoner X by the Israeli media, was found hanging in Wing 15 of Israel's Ayalon prison after several months of solitary confinement.
Source: Telegraph

I know next to nothing about this case - the Australians have their version of what he did, the Kuwaitis have their version of what he did, the Muqata has their Top Ten list of what he did.

I'm just fascinated at the parallels between Ben Zygier and one Bibi Netanyahu:
  • Both are named Binyamin, but were much of their life called "Ben"
  • Both changed their names more than once
  • Both are Levi'im - both Netanyahu and Zygier (see picture)
  • Both performed special operation missions for Israel
Not knowing truly what was going on, I might say that that might be where the comparison ends, but at least it's interesting to compare and contrast one Binyamin Halevi with another.

(See also Rabbi Glazerson's take on why this story happened to break bedavka right now.)


At Thu Feb 14, 02:05:00 PM 2013, Blogger Neshama said...

I didn't look at rabbi Glazerson's video, but just reading his complete name is eerie. Each one of his names is pregnant with meaning, maybe a remez to something big.

At Thu Feb 14, 05:34:00 PM 2013, Blogger Daniela said...

Can you please write an outline of what the video says? or repost the video elsewhere? I imagine it's a youtube video, anyway I see nothing. Thank you.

At Thu Feb 14, 05:46:00 PM 2013, Blogger yaak said...

He said that Hashem is using this story to distract attention away from the Haredi issue - just like the scandals of the Sar Hamashkim and Sar Ha'ofim were to distract attention away from Yosef's supposed scandal.

At Fri Feb 15, 03:27:00 AM 2013, Blogger Daniela said...

Thank you. Sure it is amazing that this is all newspaper are talking about, as there are highly pressing issues, from hostile countries to the economy, which are posing an existential threat to the country (it hadn't been happening for decades) and yet all of them have been completely ignored, and are being ignored now, among coalition talks that have not yet formed a government, at a time a govt is extremely needed. The Prisoner X is a very serious affair but for over two years it had been ignored by everyone besides a few leftists, it was almost forgotten by the public opinion until now.
Shabbat Shalom


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