Ben Zygier, the alleged Mossad spy who was imprisoned in Israel under intense secrecy – allegedly because he acted as a double agent for another country – had a Chabad connection. The 34-year-old native Australian known to the world as "Prisoner X" is said to have committed suicide in his supposedly suicide-proof cell in a suicide-proof Israeli prison in December 2010.
The Age reports:
…[Ben] Zygier grew up in the comfortable suburb of Malvern, and attended Chabad House, a synagogue near the confluence of well-heeled Toorak and Kooyong. It is the congregation of (among others) retail billionaire Solomon Lew. A bright and studious learner, he went to Wesley College and then Bialik College, graduating from the latter in 1993. He completed a law degree at Monash in 2001, and later began an MBA at the same university. He started articles at law firm Deacons (now Norton Rose) in 2001, became a junior lawyer there and left in 2002. But these are the places - not the person.…