Daybreak: More Prisoner X Reports Surface
Plus, the Golan, Scott Feldman, and more
• According to an Australian television report, the late Ben Zygier, known as Prisoner X, allegedly and unintentionally interfered with a Mossad operation to recover the bodies of three IDF soldiers in Lebanon. [Reuters]
• For the second consecutive day, a mortar shell from Syria landed in the Golan Heights, causing no injuries or damage. The IDF believes the shells are simply misfired projectiles. [JTA]
• Sarah Seltzer writes on how the collapsed Bangladesh factory evokes the legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. [Forward]
• Scott Feldman threw seven scoreless innings and hit an RBI single to help the Chicago Cubs defeat Feldman’s old team, the universally loathed Texas Rangers, 7-2. [AP]
• In case you missed it, Jacob Silverman writes on a new Lebanese film, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the media mourning ritual. [Jewcy]
Plus, a most-wanted Nazi gets arrested and Proust gets impersonated
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