Britain investigated the “use” of a dozen of its passports in the assassination of Mahmud al-Mabhuh in Dubai. Their investigation determined that Israeli security services were responsible for cloning those passports – passports taken from their owners by Israeli immigration officers or other officials for additional checking lasting about 20 minutes.

Along with public rebukes and reprimands, charging Israel with “profound disregard for the sovereignty of the UK,” Britain has expelled an Israeli “diplomat” for the offence.

Four Australian passports were “used” in the assassination; four Australians had their identities stolen. Australians await the results of our investigation and our response. I travel to Israel frequently. I have been subject to “additional checking” on numerous occasions.

What is Australia doing to protect me and all Australians from identity theft?


Judy Bamberger, CLA member, O’Connor ACT

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