SBS’s Nitza Lowenstein interviews Raphael Epstein

March 7, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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Rafael Epstein has written a book, Prisoner X, in an effort to Shed light on the mystery surrounding Ben Zygier. Nitza Lowenstein asked Rafael, what was his very first reaction when he found out that Prisoner X was in fact Ben Zygier………………..

Nitza Lowenstein

Nitza Lowenstein

Rafael Epstein

Rafael Epstein

Ben Zygier , known only as Prisoner X was just 34 years old when he was found dead in his cell, in the most secure jail in Israel.

Who was Ben Zygier? A spy? A double agent? Or was he a young man with too many secrets?

The charges against him were never made public, but the Mossad, the much feared Israeli intelligence agency, believed he was a threat to national security.

He left behind a wife, two young children, his parents and a sister.

Rafael Epstein, the award winning journalist, knew Ben Zygier when they were both involved in a Jewish youth movements in Melbourne.

Ben Zygier   Photo provided and copyright

Ben Zygier Photo provided and copyright


Listen to the interview here



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